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Search tip: searching instruments in CINAHL

By Alissa Fial

CINAHL has field codes, which assist individuals to focus their search. One of these field codes is Instrumentation.  Instrumentation can be used when looking for a particular measurement tool (e.g. Patient Health Questionnaire) or when you are looking for research instruments or scales by a certain topic (e.g. depression).

As always, access CINAHL through the Library’s website. The database can be found on the Literature Databases page. Once you go to CINAHL, type in your topic, for example, patient health questionnaire (PHQ).  Select Instrumentation from the pull-down menu to the right of the search box.

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The results appear below your search strategies.

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