Use the following links to jump to a chosen step in the process of using subject headings to narrow your search:
Subject headings in CINAHL allows you to search the database more effectively and narrow down the parameters of your search.
The terms beneath "Use" are not exact matches. They are related terms that can help you search for similar topics.
Do not click on the name of the subject heading you want. It will not select that term for your search. Instead, it expands the vocabulary term tree.
New topics or articles may not come up because subject headings take time to develop.
If you still receive too many search results, you can click here to refine your subject heading search further.
If you're confused about using CINAHL, look for icons that are shaped like question marks or thought bubbles for more information.
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