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Database Searching Tutorials: Further Information and Training

This guide provides information about tutorials that are available to demonstrate how to use different scholarly databases

CINAHL indexes the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. With over 3,600 indexed journals, 3,100 of those are peer reviewed, open access (OA) journals, ability to link to some full-text and CINAHL Subject Headings the user can quickly find relevant articles in their discipline.

CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Search Tips

Searching tools help you adjust the focus of a search when using EBSCO research databases and interfaces.

The following links explain how to use Boolean operators, Field Codes, Wildcards, and Truncation. Also covered is how to use proximity searches, including phrases in searches, and single vs. plural searching.

 

Access Pratt Library Databases

The links in this guide are to the tutorials and information guides with instructions about how to use the databases and other resources available through the Edward L. Pratt Research Library.  To access the databases please visit the Databases Page of the Pratt Library website or you can also access UC Libraries databases through our affiliate access.