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NUR 2510: Evidence-Based Nursing Informatics

Which Databases Should I Use?

Nursing Best Bets

Related Databases

Using Subject Headings

Subject headings (or subject terms) are assigned to articles in a database based on topic, and they allow users to do more precise searches. Different databases often use different subject headings. Two common ones in the health fields include MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), used in PubMed and MEDLINE, and CINAHL Subject Headings, used in CINAHL Plus. For more information on how to find and use subject headings, click on the link below.

Database Tutorials

CINAHL Basic Searching (3 min)

CINAHL Advanced Searching (4 min)

MEDLINE Searching (3 min)