New Features Added to CINAHL Database

Several new limiters have been added to CINAHL to better focus search results:

  • Written by a Nurse:
    • First Author is Nurse:  retrieves records where it is confirmed that the first author of an article is a nurse
    • Any Author is Nurse:  retrieves records where at least one author is a nurse
    • Limit only good for articles 2009 -Forward
  • Include or exclude Pre-CINAHL records using the PF field tag:
    • A search for PF N will search only within Pre-CINAHL content.
    • A search for PF Y will exclude all Pre-CINAHL content.
    • Searchers can also use the Include Pre-CINAHL limiter to limit a search to just Pre-CINAHL.
  • Human limiter:
    •  Applies only to research studies that use human subjects
    • Excludes animal studies

Standard data elements have also been added to CINAHL records:

  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI):  added from 2009 forward
  • Pubmed Central ID (PMCID):  added from 2009 forward

If you have questions or need further information about CINAHL, go to http://support.epnet.com/cinahl.

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