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Applying Limits

 

In addition to including multiple terms, you can refine your search by applying limits to your search. Click on the link labeled "Advanced Search" below the search box.

 

From the Limits screen, you can further refine your search in many ways including the following:
  • Full Text: You can retrieve only those articles that are carried full text on CINAHL. This is not recommended as the most important articles on your topic may not be available through CINAHL.
  • Publication Date: You can retrieve only those articles written during a certain time period.
  • Type of Article: You can retrieve only those articles that are of a particular type .  Examples include reviews, editorials, letters, clinical trials, etc.  
  • English Language: You can retrieve only those aricles written/published in English
  • Peer Reviewed: You can retrieve only those articles published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ages: You can retrieve only those articles about patients/subjects within a specified age bracket
  • Human: You can retrieve only those articles about studies conducted only on human subjects
  • Gender: You can retrieve only those articles about studies conducted on either male subjects or female subjects or to articles that talk specifically about health issues related to one gender or the other
  • Pregnancy: You can retrieve only those articles that deal with patients/subjects during pregnancy
  • Inpatients/Outpatients: You can retrieve only those articles that deal with patients/subjects on an inpatient/outpatient basis.

 

Select a limit by clicking in the checkbox next to the limits you wish to select and then click on the green button labeled "Search".