Finding Research Articles in CINAHL
To find scholarly research articles, perform the following steps in CINAHL Plus with full-text
- Click on the Advanced Search link to the right of the magnifying glass icon near the search fields on the CINAHL homepage.
- On Advanced search screen enter your search terms: The first in this example is "pressure ulcer" and the second is "decubitus ulcer"
and the third is bedsore...you can type out the Boolean Operators or use the dropdown selecters. Here the OR boolean is being used.
- Next locate and click the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals limiter.
- Now select the "Practice Guidelines" from the publication type dropdown.
- Now click the Search button
On the results page you can:
- Your resuults will display in the center column.
- Refine your results by using filters/limiters in the left hand column.
Basic limiters like "Full-Text",
Publication Date, and Source Type
Curated subject heading limiter
Limit by publication title, population, and
When you find an article that interests you:
- To preview an article, you can mouse-over the icon. A small window will appear You'll see the article's abstract, subject headings and citation information.
- Click on the icon to access full-text of the article.
Tip: If you have a choice to use a PDF or an html version of an article choose the PDF for accurate page numbers!
- If a full-text version of your article is not available, click on the Full-Text Finder icon to search for your article in other linked databases.
- If there is no online access, don't forget to double-check Periodicals by Title to see if the Library has a print subscription.
If the library does not have access to an article in any form, copy the citation information into the online Interlibrary Loan form.
- If you make an EBSCO account, you can make folders and organize your research. Place articles in folders by clicking the icon and following the prompts!
- If you are looking for additional material that the EKS does not possess, feel free to check WorldCat.org to identify material for ILL.