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Strategies to increase efficiency in research

   Limiters are time savers


Limiters are found on the Advanced Search and Results pages and include:

  • full text

  • peer reviewed

  • scholarly

  • academic research

  • publication date

  • source type

  • language

  • subject

  • document type

Field Limiters are  applied when setting up the search and are used to:
  • target literature reviews

  • find specific author, publication, date

  • limit by author-written abstract

  • for other options


CINAHL has special limiters that include: 

  • age
  • gender
  • first author is a nurse
  • a range of others in the biomedical sciences and nursing


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