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CINAHL with Full Text Database Guide: Limits

Limiting or Refining Search Results

CINAHL applies limits to your last search results (highest Search ID#). You can change this by clicking View Results for another Search ID#.

Click Advanced Search to display all possible limits.

Search tips:

  • Caution sign The "Full Text" limit only retrieves articles packaged with the library CINAHL subscription. It eliminates other subscribed articles!
  • Need articles from nursing journals? Use the Journal Subset menu.
  • Research Article retrieves both primary research and secondary research. Check with your instructor about whether secondary research articles, like meta analyses or systematic reviews, are acceptable for assignments.
  • Evidence-Based Practice not returning enough results? Use Research Article instead.

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