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Finding UK and Irish Articles in the CINAHL Databases - Best Practices

There are two ways to identify UK & Irish articles in CINAHL, CINAHL with Full Text, CINAHL Plus, and CINAHL Complete:

  1. Performing a CINAHL Heading country search
  2. Using the Geographic Subset limiter option.

CINAHL Headings country search

Many but not all articles in the CINAHL databases have locations indexed in their CINAHL Headings. See the Geographic Locations tree below. These can be added to your search and combined with AND.

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Geographic Subset limiter

All CINAHL databases have a limiter on the Advanced Search page that will allow a search to be narrowed down by country of publication. There is a category for UK & Ireland as well as a category for Europe. UK & Ireland is not included in the Europe Geographic subset. Multiple limits can be chosen by pressing the ctrl key.

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Combine CINAHL Headings and Geographic Subset limiter

For optimal results consider combining CINAHL Headings for the country and the Geographic subset limiter for UK & Ireland. This can then be added to your search.

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