Welcome to the Nursing Research Tutorial Guide
This guide is designed to help you understand how to use CINAHL Complete to find quantitative and qualitative research articles for your nursing research literature review paper.
The CINAHL Basics section should take about 10 minutes to view and read. Add another 5 minutes to complete the exercise.
The CINAHL Advanced Searching section should take about 20 minutes to view and read. Add another 10 minutes to complete the exercise.
The Identifying Quantitative and Qualitative Primary Research section should take about 10-15 minutes to view. Add another 25-30 minutes to complete the exercise, which provides more examples and lets you practice and provides hints and correct answers.
Note on Flash screencasts: You may need to enable Flash or switch browsers to watch the videos. If you can't see them, do not worry. All of the basic information from the videos is repeated in the text and pop-up images.
Basic CINAHL Searching - flash screencast
EXERCISE: Search CINAHL Complete and send yourself an email with an APA citation and the full text of a nursing research article published in the last 5 years. Do you want to know if it is correct? Then, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will review it and respond if you include your OKCU email address.
Too many articles? - try these search limiters - Flash screencast
Too few articles? - try these search strategies - Flash screencast
EXERCISE: Conduct a search in CINAHL Complete for music therapy and pain with these advanced search limits:
Compare your results screen to check your work.
Review article descriptions to identify original research, and quantitative or qualitative research methods
EXERCISE: Complete this guided practice identifying quantitative and qualitative original research articles.