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Subject Searching


To use the CINAHL subject terms, click on the link labeled "CINAHL" headings in the blue bar at the top of the screen.


Within the index, enter the first term you wish to search for.


The system finds terms that it thinks matches the word(s) you've entered. In this case, it found the term "patient compliance" as entered. When you have decided which term you want to use, click in the box next to that term. DO NOT click on the button for "Search Database" yet.


When you are ready to add more terms, click on the link labeled "Browse Additional Terms" at the bottom of the page. You can repeat this step as many times as necessary to include all the terms you wish.


When you have selected all the terms you need, combine them using "AND" and then click on the green button labeled "Search Database".