Answered By: Christine Andresen Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014 Views: 28
Answered By: Christine Andresen
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014 Views: 28
- Break down your search into simple concepts.
- For example, if you want articles on the use of pet therapy for people with mental disorders you will do two separate searches:
- one search for pet therapy
- a second search for mental disorders
- You will be taken to a screen with different CINAHL headings to choose from
- Choose the heading that best meets your needs and click the box to the left of that term
- Once you click the green 'Search Database' button you will be able to view your results and search history
- Once you've entered each of your concepts, you are ready to combine your search sets
- Check the boxes to the left of your search terms and click the button labeled 'Search with AND'
- You have many options for limiting the search results. Your search can be refined to:
- limit results to display articles published in a certain time period (ie. the last five years)
- limit to display articles in a certain publication type (ie. peer reviewed or randomized control trial)
- and many additional options
- Click on the PDF or HTML or Find It! icons to locate the full text of an article.
Use the PDF attached below for step-by-step instructions with screenshots!