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CINAHL Plus with Fulltext: Search History/Alerts

Easy step-by-step guide to effectively using CINAHL to search for nursing or health related articles, including strategies, finding fulltext, emailing or printing articles, exporting for bibliography and more.

What is the search history?

  • The temporary record of previous searches placed that allows you to view, revise, or combine previous searches
  • To access, click on Search History

How do I combine previous searches?

  • Click the Clear buttonbutton to remove prior search terms from the search boxes
  • Click to select boxes in front of the searches that you wish to combine
  • Click Search with AND or Search with OR depending on the type of search you'd like to run

What is a search alert?

An alert is a way for you to save a search and get email notification of any new records that have been found in the database that match your search criteria as new records are added. It's a great way to stay current without having to redo previous work!

To Save a Search Alert:

  • Sign In or Create an Account

  • Perform a search on a topic of your choice.
  • Click on Alert / Save / Share
  • Click on Email Alert or RSS Feed

  • Enter an email address, choose settings, or copy the RSS feed URL into a feedreader such as GoogleReader.
  • Click on Save Alert to create your alert.


How do I view or revise previous searches?

  • Click on View Results (to the right of each search) to display search results
  • Click on Revise Search (to the right of each search) to display a search so that it can be edited

            View or Revise Search Links