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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 and press the grey button labeled "Browse".


The system finds terms that it thinks matches the word(s) you've entered. In this case, it found the term "Music Therapy" 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. Your previous terms will not appear on the screen, but as a message will tell you, they are retained in memory until you click the "Search Database" button.


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