Searching CINAHL will be much easier if you have established your research question beforehand. Once you have determined your question, do the following:
1. Identify the keywords that represent the main concepts of your research question. Here are some types of keywords that you may want to include:
2. Identify other ways to state your keywords. For example, "high blood pressure" can also be referred to as "hypertension."
When to use the basic search: