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Changes in the Cinahl database

The search functionality of Cinahl, a Nursing and Allied Health database, has been adjusted to better align with the settings used in many other databases.

The following changes have been made:

  • Search Mode has been changed back from Boolean/Phrase to the standard setting Find all my search terms. This setting is consistent with many other databases such as PubMed and PsycInfo. The change means that in standard mode AND is automatically added between search terms.
  • Delimitations that are most commonly used are now located at the top of the section Limit your results.
  • The limitation to full-text has been removed, since the library is often able to provide access to full-text not included in the Cinahl collection through other subscriptions.

These changes were made in cooperation with the medical library of Ryhov. For more information: Elisabeth Nylander and Margareta Hjort.