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Do you want to explore the features of this database including nursing evidence? Do you have the feeling you can find too many or just too few scientific articles in CINAHL? Are the articles you find often irrelevant? Do you feel you are losing a lot of time in your literature search? Then do not hesitate to enroll.


Learning outcomes of the course

Upon completion of this course, participants will have

  • an understanding of which source is most suitable for which research question and goal,
  • an understanding of indexing and the assets of using the index terms while searching,
  • an understanding of stemming and lemmatization,
  • the skills to perform a time-efficient search for (the latest) literature,
  • the skills to use this database for a systematic review,
  • the skills to efficiently use the unique features of the source in order to enhance retrieval of information



Blended learning (for each of the modules), entirely online

  • instruction videos explaining the theory and including demo searches (approximately 1h) will be available at Ufora to watch at their own pace
  • an exercise to perform at their own pace (1h)
  • discussion of the exercise and question and answer session with teacher (1h) + quiz (10 min) at the end of the session


Additional information

The Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent offers training to improve your searching experiences in biomedical and multidisciplinary databases.

These in-depth courses will help participants to develop their knowledge and practical skills in searching and retrieving scientific evidence. Having these skills becomes increasingly important to, for example, handle the increasing amount of literature in your research area, to find applicable evidence to write research project proposals and to support your grant application, among others.

If you successfully following three modules, it will be added to your Doctoral Schools curriculum as transferable skills course.


Teacher: Nele Pauwels (Information Specialist Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent)


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