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A guide to finding and managing nursing information for teaching, research and evidence-based nursing practice.

CINAHL, Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete


UCSF Library has a subscription to CINAHL, Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete, and many other databases through a vendor called EBSCO. You could select multiple databases to run the searches simultaneously. 


ACCESS:  CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) COMPLETE (full-text database)  from A-Z Databases on the UCSF Library site

Quick Search TIPS

  1. Create a search strategy for each separate concept
  2. Use OR to group all synonyms together
  3. Use AND to combine all searches and click Search
  4. On the search result page, click Advanced Search
  5. Apply limit options to refine search results. e.g. Peer-reviewed, research article, evidence-based medicine are useful LIMIT/FILTER options to help find peer-reviewed evidence-based research articles



Refine Search Results Using LIMIT Options