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Answered By: Stella Beratlis
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2020     Views: 4

Howdy! We have a database called CINAHL Plus with Full Text which is specifically used for nursing.

From the MJC Library & Learning Center website, navigate to Articles & Databases, and look under "C" in the alphabetical index. CINAHL is the first database listed in the Cs.  

First, click on the Advanced Search option to open a slightly different search interface. Type in your term, PROCESS OF AUTOTRANSFUSION(AUTOLOGOUS), and select the "suggest search terms" box just above it. Now click Search.

This first step is to show you the correct subject heading to use for your topic. We discover that for autotransfusion/autologous, the official subject heading is Blood Transfusion, Autologous. Click the check box to the left of that term, and you'll see a new box on the right-hand side with your selection inside it. Click the SEARCH DATABASE button at the top of that right-hand box. 

From the search results, we're going to continue narrowing down. Click "Advanced Search" again to get to the  advanced search options. From "Journal Subset" options, choose Nursing to select nursing journals. 

There are other limiters as well (evidence-based, peer review, English language, etc.). If you need them, select them. But be aware that the more limiters you select, the fewer results you'll see in your search. Press either one of the search buttons to start the search. 

For your terms, you should see around 147 results, summarized as a list in the center of the screen. Those results will range in date from the 80s up to now, so the first thing you should do before opening individual articles is to select an appropriate date range from the date limiter at left. I'd start with 2013 to get the last 5 years' worth of articles. 

Your search should regenerate with a smaller set of results now.

You should be able to click each item's title to open a detailed record page for that resource. From there, you can open the PDF, find citation tools, or save/print the doc using other tools available along the right-hand side.

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