CINAHL is a key database for nursing and allied health.
Other useful EBSCO databases for Medicine, Health and related subjects include:
Use CINAHL to locate and retrieve quality, peer-reviewed journal articles for your assignment or research.
Use the search screen and suggested subject headings (Medical Headings) to build up a search line-by-line. As well as these headings, you can also use freetext keywords which occur in the article or article description.
Then connect the search lines using Boolean logic:
Watch the Panopto Video above for a sample search on the CINAHL database. Includes sub-titles.
Sample search: outline
Sample search: "Community mental health nursing and postnatal depression"
On the main search page in CINAHL:
Keep box for "Suggest Subject Headings" ticked before entering your first term in the search bar
2. Next term: "Community mental health nursing". Find and choose the matching subject heading*
3. AND: on the main screen, connect the above two headings by using the "Search with AND" grey button just above them:
*NB: When you find a subject heading, always check if the Explode automatically included if you tick that box. You can check for these by clicking on the heading itself to show the subject tree.
To save the whole search history or strategy, select Save searches / alerts above the search lines.
There is a 'Direct Export to Endnote Web' option for EBSCO databases such as CINAHL (Nursing / Allied Health).
Watch the following Panopto video (includes sub-titles). This uses an example in the database Business Source Premier, but the steps are the same for CINAHL. Both are databases on the EBSCO platform.
Alternatively, an RIS file can be downloaded from the database and then uploaded into EndNote Online.
Watch the following Panopto video (includes sub-titles) or follow the instructions further below.
A: Direct Export to EndNote Web (ie EndNote Online):
B: Export as RIS file for upload into EndNote Online (indirect export):
If items are in the [Unfiled] area in EndNote Online, select these and use Add to group for an existing or named group (folder).