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How to Use CINAHL Ultimate

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When doing nursing research, the CINAHL Ultimate search options can be your best friend. Nursing research is very specialized and there are some great limits available from the Advanced page that can really help you get the articles you need more quickly.

Some key limiters are highlighted below. Articles can be limited to only those that are peer reviewed, evidence based practice, nurse authors, or select specific criteria to apply to patients, such as age group or gender. Multiple limits can be applied to any search.

Just a few of these limits are available from the result so have to be applied before your search.

CINAHL Options

Special Features

  • Limit searches to articles by nurses
  • Limit searches to evidence based practice
  • Limit searches by patient criteria such as human, age groups or gender
  • Continuing education modules
  • Evidence-based care sheets
  • Quick lessons providing overviews of disease and conditions
  • Research instruments

More Features

  • Collect articles in folder
  • Citation Help
  • Create RSS feeds of searches
  • Share on social networks
  • Limit to articles with references
  • Limit to articles that are peer reviewed
  • Read articles in other langauges
  • Text to speech in HTML Full Text--choose and accent and reading speed
  • Mobile site
  • Add notes to articles (must be signed into free EBSCOhost account)
  • Save searches (must be signed into free EBSCOhost account)
  • Save folders (must be signed into free EBSCOhost account)