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NSG 330: Professional Issues and Trends

Search strategy tips

  1. Brainstorm search terms, begin Strategy Worksheet.
  2. Use your terms in CINAHL and/or PubMed (see search tips and tutorials below).
  3. Wherever you search, take advantage of the databases' limit-setting features (e.g. peer-reviewed, date).
  4. When you have some good choices, pay attention to the features below for more searching ideas:

                Subject Category          References          Cited by

CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

Where should I start? Spotlight on PubMed

PubMed is a great database to begin your searches. 

  • Be sure to use the Le Moyne PubMed link so that you can connect to full text articles from your search results!
  • Create a free myNCBI account to save your search strategies and preferred results.

The short tutorials below are a great way to learn PubMed basics!

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