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Nursing Orientation

CINAHL

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is one of best databases to use when searching for journal articles related to nursing. Unlike more general databases (e.g., Academic Search Premier), virtually all content in CINHAL is related to nursing and healthcare. There are other excellent nursing databases,that you should learn about (see this list), but becoming comfortable with searching CINAHL will help jumpstart your ability to conduct quality research.

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PICOT Search in CINAHL

This is a very basic video covering PICOT searching in CINAHL. Much of the strategy covered in this video is elaborated upon in the advanced CINAHL video located below.

CINAHL Basic Searching

As with the video above, the  configuration of CINAHL presented in this video may be slightly different than the one used at MSUM, but the information shown is still useful.

CINAHL Advanced Tutorial

As with the video above, the  configuration of CINAHL presented in this video may be slightly different than the one used at MSUM, but the information shown is still useful.

Using CINAHL/MeSH Headings

As with the video above, the  configuration of CINAHL presented in this video may be slightly different than the one used at MSUM, but the information shown is still useful.