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To get started:. Go to the library website at http://www.plu.edu/~libr Choose Find Articles > Medical & Nursing Click CINAHL Click CINAHL with Full Text Type a symptom, condition, or concept that you’re interested in into the search box and click Search

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To get started:

  • Go to the library website at http://www.plu.edu/~libr

  • Choose Find Articles > Medical & Nursing

  • Click CINAHL

  • Click CINAHL with Full Text

  • Type a symptom, condition, or concept that you’re interested in into the search box and click Search

  • Choose one of your search results to examine more closely. See if you can answer the questions on the handout.

  • We will discuss your findings shortly.


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Food for thought:

“Information pertaining to the nursing profession is said to double every five years.” – Susan Weaver, 1993


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To get started:

  • Go to the library website at http://www.plu.edu/~libr

  • Choose Find Articles > Medical & Nursing

  • Click CINAHL

  • Click CINAHL with Full Text

  • Type a symptom, condition, or concept that you’re interested in into the search box and click Search

  • Choose one of your search results to examine more closely. See if you can answer the questions on the handout.

  • We will discuss your findings shortly.


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Citation analysis activity:

  • Locate your citation in CINAHL by typing the title into the search box and selecting “TI Title” from the dropdown menu.

  • Once you’ve found the citation, determine the following:

    • Journal in which the article was published

    • Date of publication

    • Volume and issue number

    • Beginning page number/number of pages

  • What is the level of evidence represented in this citation?

  • What search terms might you use to find other articles at the same level of evidence?

  • How can you get the full text of this article?


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Citations to search

Group 1: Survivorship issues in ovarian cancer: a review

Group 2: The role of gowns in preventing nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Group 3: Is your office team prepared for a medical emergency?

Group 4: The use of topical diclofenac for pain in osteoarthritis of the knee

Group 5: Family responses to the social inclusion of children with developmental disabilities in the United Arab Emirates

Group 6: A randomized, partially blinded phase 2 trial of antiretroviral therapy, HIV-specific immunizations, and interleukin-2 cycles to promote efficient control of viral replication

Group 7: Characteristics of women giving birth at home in Sweden


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Search strategies:

Search for a specific evidence level, OR

Search for a topic that interests you, OR

Use both strategies together.

Search techniques:

Citation crawling

Boolean searching

Controlled vocabularies

Use the right database:

Cochrane: systematic reviews

CINAHL: all evidence levels

Finding hints


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