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CINAHL with Full Text Database Guide: Searching by CINAHL Headings

Searching for a Topic

  1. Define your topic: How are nursing students socialized into the profession?
  2. Identify the individual concepts: nursing students and socialization.
  3. Click the CINAHL Headings button at the top of the screen. Enter one concept: nursing students. Click Browse or press the Enter key.
  4. Find the best match(es): Students, Nursing.
  5. Check the box next to the subject heading(s). Check the Explode (+) box on the same line(s), if there is one. Keep the Include All Subheadings box(es) checked, unless you need to select specific subheadings for precision.
  6. Click the Search Database button to get results for your first concept.
  7. Repeat these steps to search for CINAHL headings representing the other concept(s)

Results of a CINAHL Headings search for "nursing students"

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