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Library Orientation for Nursing

This information was developed for nurses conducting research via the Emory Libraries

Using CINAHL Headings

CINAHL Subject Headings can help you find more relevant results.  Enter your search term and click the Browse button.

CINAHL will return a list of choices ranked by relevancy. 

Choose the heading you consider closest to your term and check the box.  A list of subheadings will appear.  The default is to search all subheadings, but you can choose to search only certain subheadings by placing a check in the box next to the term.  The term will be "exploded" automatically which means all narrower terms in the CINAHL heading hierarchy will be searched.  Select Major Concept if you want only articles where the term is the major focus of the article.

Click Search Database.

Video: CINAHL Headings

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