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Using CINAHL/MeSH Subject Headings
Using Search History in CINAHL
CINAHL Document Types
CINAHL document types represent the type of publication being indexed (journal, book, audiovisual, pamphlet, software, dissertation, or research instrument). They can also describe the format of the individual item being indexed (e.g., editorial, research, review) or indicate the presence of some special data (e.g., exam questions, care plan, questionnaire).
- Limit to the publication type Systematic Review (indicates a research process in which a concept is identified and the research which has studied it is analyzed and evaluated. Results are synthesized to present the current state of knowledge regarding the concept. Includes integrated or integrative reviews).
- Limit to Research article an original (includes secondary analysis), complete research study containing data collection, methodology, discussion of results, etc.
- The CINAHL Evidence-based Practice limiter includes Research articles (including systematic reviews, clinical trials, meta analyses, etc.) as well as articles from evidence-based practice journals, articles about evidence-based practice, and commentaries on research studies (applying practice to research). Use with caution; every result may not be an evidence-based study.