Primary sources in nursing are documents or records that report on a study, experiment, trial, or research project. They are usually written by the person who did the research, conducted the study, or ran the experiment. These sources include the hypothesis, methodology, and the results. Primary sources include:
Format: Citations; some full-text via link resolver, Coverage: 1982 - present, Truncation and Wildcard: * and ?, Search Tips: 'Help' link on each screen. 'Styles of Citation' available under 'Help'., and Special Features: Browse list of publication titles.
Be sure to search using CINAHL Complete's Advanced Search screen. Scroll down to Publication Type and select one or more of the following:
Randomized Controlled Trial
You can hold down the CTRL key to select more than one type of primary source.
Start by searching terms in the search box. From your search results screen, go to the top left column "Article types." Click on "Customize ..." and then check the boxes next to one or more of the following:
Controlled Clinical Trial
Randomized Control Trial
Then click on "Show" at the bottom of the Article types pop-up box.