You will probably be able to complete this assignment using the nursing database CINAHL. However, if you are researching a very advanced topic or are having problems finding current information in CINAHL, these databases may help you find more articles.
PubMed allows you to search for specific topics based on their subject headings, specific terms used to describe entire articles, by finding the MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) used.
To focus your search in PubMed to a date range, you can select the Publication Dates limit. You have the option to select a Custom range:
You can limit your search to specific journal types (such as nursing journals) if you are doing a broader search and want to focus your search.
Suppose you find an article that has a topic you are interested in, but it's too old and you want to find out if more research has been done to make sure your topic is really still current.
You can use Google Scholar to find out who else has cited the article you've found--this typically means they've added to the information from your original article.
1. Take the article title from the article you've found (Copy: Right-click your mouse and select Copy. You can also hit Ctrl-C or Command-C)
2. Go to scholar.google.com
3. Paste the article title into the search box (Paste: Right-click your mouse and select Paste. You can also hit Ctrl-V or Command-V). Hit Search.
4. Select the Cited By link to see the articles that Google has found that cite this article.