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Before You Begin...
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:
- Diseases or problems being addressed
- Diagnostic or therapeutic interventions being considered
- Outcomes that should happen
2. Identify other ways to state your keywords. For example, "high blood pressure" can also be referred to as "hypertension."
CINAHL with Full Text: Basic Searching
When to use the basic search:
- You aren't sure what information is available
- You aren't sure how you would like to focus your general topic
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