Answered By: Grand Strand Circulation
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 40

You can find evidential-quality articles about MRSA in the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database. To get to CINAHL, go to the library website, select the Databases tab, and click on Databases A to Z. On the Databases A to Z page, choose C from the alphabetical tabs at the top of the page, then click on CINAHL Plus with Full Text in the list of databases that start with C. NOTE: If you are off campus, you will need your H number to access the database.

To find articles about MRSA, click on "CINAHL Headings" in the blue bar at the top of the page.

CINAHL Headings

In the search box, type MRSA and select the "Relevancy Ranked" radial button.

Searching CINAHL Headings

When you click Browse, this will bring up a list of terms used in the database. It will say "For MRSA, use ...." You want to find the correct term and select the checkbox that says "Major Concept." When you check that box, it will bring up a blue list of additional "subheadings." You can ignore these and just click the big green "Search Database" button.

MRSA Terminology

This search brings up 1,216 articles. Before you start looking at those results, however, we can narrow them down to a less overwhelming number! On the left-hand side of the screen you should see a section that says "Refine Your Results." You want to select the checkboxes for "Full Text" and "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" and then click "Update."

Limiters in CINAHL

This will narrow your results to 123 articles that qualify at the lowest level of the evidence-based pyramid.

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