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NUR 7005 - Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice: * Search Videos - CINAHL
A guide to help you locate the best evidence for clinical questions.
The CENTER column contains videos and other content to help you with your search. Please scroll down to see all available content. Links to the library databases are along the left side. For most clinical questions, it is important to search CINAHL and PubMed at mininum. If you have a psychology or mental health-related question/topic, it is also a good idea to search PsycINFO.
Database Links - Appropriate Databases for a Literature Review
When searching for individual research studies in healthcare, PubMed and CINAHL should be used. Google and Google Scholar are NOT sufficient for doing a good literature search in health care, although you can use Google Scholar to supplement your searches in subject specific databases.
Alert:This database is no longer available as of 12/31/2021.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in health care. CDSR includes Cochrane Reviews (systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials and supplements.
Temporary access to this database and its contents has been provided through OhioLINK and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to bridge COVID-created gaps in higher education instructional materials and library resources. This database will be available through December 31, 2021.
PubMed provides free access to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier database – MEDLINE. Content is citations and abstracts from national and international journals covering all aspects of biomedicine including allied health and other fields as they relate to medicine or healthcare.
Indexes psychology literature and related disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, cognitive science, and linguistics. Includes journals and book chapters. Use Historic PsycINFO to identify literature published as early as the 1920s. Links occur to full-text when available.
...if relevant (They may be relevant if your question relates to other disciplines such as education or business, etc.)
Contents of this column
This column contains 4 videos: 3 are recommended; 1 is optional.
CINAHL: Keyword Searching Using PICO (length: 2:43)
CINAHL: Broadening Your Search (length: 3:05)
CINAHL: Using Subject Headings (length: 2:47)
OPTIONAL - CINAHL - MeSH/Subject Heading Searching from EBSCO Support (length: 3:32)
This video from EBSCO shows how to start searching CINAHL Subject Headings from scratch. It does not use a PICO question example, but you can use the same process to identify subject headings for any of the keyword elements of your PICO(T) question.