Ready to Power Search CINAHL Plus®?
Here are the most important things to remember:
|How to Power Search|
Build your sets, using CINAHL Headings (this is a thesaurus) whenever possible.
|Proximity [Phrase Searching], Truncation and Wildcards|
|Subject Headings, Descriptors, Thesaurus|
Not all qualifiers (subheadings) are valid with all Subject Headings.
Qualifiers can be searched independently of the Subject Headings by using the appropriate two letter code in the word indexed Mesh search fields (MW and MJ). If you wish to associate subheadings that are not valid with a given Descriptor, you may ‘AND’ the Descriptor and a Free Floating Subheading.
Ex. MW Bicycles AND MW “SU” to retrieve surgical treatment of bicycle related injuries.
"Be sure to enclose your two-letter code in quotes so the system will not interpret your code as a search field tag (e.g. MW "AB"). You can also search the subheading itself, which is represented by the code (e.g. Abnormalities), but this will also retrieve results with other subject headings that may contain this subheading (e.g. "Abnormalities, Drug Induced")."