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NURS 317: Fundamentals of Nursing Care in the Context of Older Adults: Finding Articles

Key Databases for Finding Journal Articles in Nursing

Intro to Searching in CINAHL

This tutorial was created by librarians at the Health Sciences & Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. It provides an introduction to searching for articles in CINAHL.

Connector Words (Boolean Operators): AND

Use AND to narrow your search.


When using AND, it will find records that have both terms in them.  For example the following will search for articles that have both diabetes and hypertension somewhere in the text when doing a keyword search.

Using AND

Connector Words (Boolean Operators): OR

Use OR to expand your search.


When using OR in a keyword search, it will find records that have either or both terms in them.  For example the following will search for articles that have either high blood pressure or hypertension or both.

Using OR