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1 CINAHL DATABASE FOR HINARI USERS: nursing and allied health information (Module 7.1)

2 CINAHL DATABASE FOR HINARI USERS Instructions - This course is a PowerPoint demonstration intended to emphasize skills on how to use CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) as a tool to identify articles on health- related subjects. The module is off-line and is intended as an information resource for reference use.

3 Table of Contents Background and Access to CINAHL Interface Overview: MY EBSCOHOST Account, Search Boxes, Limits, Buttons Using CINAHL to Search: Basic Concepts, Sub- headings, Advanced Concepts, Combining Sets, Results Display, Limiting Search Results Saving Results: Creating/Saving Folders, Printing, s and Exporting Results, Saving and Retrieving Search History and Creating Alerts

4 Background CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides indexing for 2,960 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. It offers complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. The Index covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/ complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

5 Before logging into the Partner Publisher services websites, we will Login to the HINARI site using the URL

6 Logging into HINARI 2 We will need to enter our HINARI User Name and Password in the appropriate boxes, then click on the Login button. Note: If you do not properly sign on, you will not have access to full text articles.

7 Remember - If you fail to use the Login page, you will have a second option on the Contents sub-page.

8 From the Databases and Article searching drop down menu, we will click on the CINAHL link. This database provides indexing for 2,960 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health including many journals that can be accessed from HINARI.

9 From the initial CINAHL page, we will create an EBSCO Host account. Click on the Sign Into MY EBSCOHost link. Note: You will need to save the citations from you search and, for access to the articles, go to the Full-text journals, databases and other resources page of HINARI.

10 Initially click on the Create a new Account link. After another screen is displayed, fill in the required information for a new account. Enter the information by clicking on the Submit button. Note: Make sure you save your User Name and Password.

11 This slide confirms that Your account has been created using your User Name. Click on Continue to go to the initial CINAHL Search page.

12 We now will complete a search using the Select Subject Terms option. We will activate/click on the Select Subject Terms box, enter chloroquine in the Search box and then click on Search. Our topic question is: Is chloroquine still the most effective treatment for malaria in Africa or should sulfadoxine- pyrimethamine become the drug of choice? For the best use of the Select Subject Terms option, limit your search to one search box.

13 To see more details on the Subject Heading for chloroquine, you can select the link, display the Subject Heading plus all the Qualify(ing) Subheadings. By clicking on the boxes of the specific Subheadings, this can be used to further limit your CINAHL search. Also displayed is the scope note for the subject heading if it is available.

14 We are now in Term view To see more details on the subject heading chloroquine, we have clicked on the link and displayed the Subject Heading plus all the Qualify(ing) Subheadings. By clicking on the boxes of the specific Subheadings, this can be used to further limit your CINAHL search. The position of the subject heading in the subject heading tree view can be displayed by clicking the linked term. We can also Browse for Additional Terms

15 We can also Browse for Additional Terms. Type in your term chloroquine and select Browse. Note your previously selected search terms are retained.

16 We have browsed and found Results for: chloroquine. We now will click on the Explode option and then the Chloroquine subject box. To complete the search, we will click on Search Database. Note: the Explode option allows you to include all the articles that are assigned terms at more specific levels.

17 For the chloroquine MH (subject) search, we have identified 270 articles. We can use the Refine Results to Narrow or Limit the results. Refining the results by Source Types and selecting Periodicals would limit the results to journal articles that could be accessible via HINARI.

18 We now will look at how to combine two subjects in a search. Again using the Suggest Subject Terms option, we will enter the term sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, and click on Search.

19 Although not always the case, this drug is a combination of two CINAHL subject headings. For this search, we will click on the boxes for both Pyrimethamine and Sulfadoxine and then Combine selections with AND option. Then, we will click on Search Database.

20 We have displayed the 80 results for the subject terms Pyrimethamine and Sulfadoxine search. Note that the search is in Date Descending order although there are other options in the drop down menu.

21 We have returned to the original Chloroquine subject search to review the Basic Search options. For a more precise or limited search, we have added the Journal Article (Publication Type) and English (Language) Limits. You can also limit by Published date Note : you can choose multiple options although this could make the search results number too limited in scope.

22 The search now is reduced to 66 results. The new limits are listed in the Search Options column.

23 We have displayed our CINAHL subject Search results. You can view the results for the combined Pyrimethamine and Sulfadoxine (subject heading) search and also the previous Chloroquine one. In the right column, you can View Results, Edit search and View Details for these searches. We now will click the check boxes for these two searches (S1 and S2) and select the Search with AND option.

24 The combined S1 and S2 search has identified 16 articles for Pyrimethamine AND Sulfadoxine AND Chloroquine (S3). We will click on View Results.

25 We have displayed the 16 articles from the combined CINAHL subject search. If these articles are of interest, you could save them by clicking on the Add to Folder hyperlink. Reminder: you will need to access HINARI to identify if the full text articles are available.

26 Clicking this link will bring you back to the search page and automatically clear any terms in the search boxes Lists all of the publications available in CINAHL. Browse by alphabetical order, or search for a specific journal using the Browse search box. Each of the records shows both the title, as well as the time span of the publication that is covered by CINAHL. So if you are looking the reference of an article in the journal published before the time period specified, you will not be able to find it. The controlled vocabulary system used in the CINAHL database, much like the MeSH Headings for PubMed. In short, using controlled vocabulary allows you to do much more effective and exhaustive searches than your typical keyword searches. Allows you to search for articles that cite a particular article or author. This search is limited to those articles found in CINAHL. This is a good way to quickly find where a particular article has been cited after it has been published. If you mouse over the More link, you can see a drop-down menu of more search options. Of note is the Citation Matcher search. This is similar to the popular Single Citation Matcher feature in PubMed. If you have a known article, this is the fastest way to locate its record in CINAHL. Remember that not all articles can be found in CINAHL. If you do not find what you want try PubMed. This and the next slide describe how to use the various Buttons available in CINAHL.

27 Discussed in a previous slide The Folder link is where you access most of the personalization features, such as your saved searches, saved alerts, saved records, etc. Allows you to check in to see whats new on the EBSCO platform. This is the link to EBSCO databases support. It allows you to teach yourself how to use all EBSCO databases to their maximum potential. Logs you out of CINAHL.

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