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How to search in the Health Sciences: CINAHL

Phrase Searching in CINAHL

You can search for phrases in CINAHL using quotation marks.  

Type the phrase you want to use in the CINAHL search window.

Add quotation marks on either end of the phrase.


  • "lived experience"
  • "length of stay"
  • "myocardial infarction"

Truncation in CINAHL

Use the asterisk symbol. 


eg.  child*

This will capture variations on the word child including but not limited to:

  • child
  • childs
  • children

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Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library (University of Manitoba) --- ph. 204-789-3342 |