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Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016     Views: 51

Greetings Camille,

I recommend starting with CINAHL Full-Text, a nursing and allied health database that SRU provides to students. To access this, go to the library web page and then click on Articles/Databases from the left menu. This takes you to an A-Z list of databases. Scroll down to the Cs and you will see CINAHL. After clicking on it, you will be asked to log in with your SRU credentials. This is your username ( and your password that you have chosen.

Once in CINAHL, simply type transient ischemic attack in the search box. Results are in reverse chronological order, so recent stuff appears first. There are over 1,000 articles on that topic, so you may want to narrow it down. If so, you can combine other keywords, but be sure to use what is called a Boolean operator. This means that you can't just type all of your keywords consecutively, or the database assume those words are a phrase. So, if you wanted to look for transient ischemic attack in the elderly, your serach would be transient ischemic attack AND elderly. If you don't include the AND (the Boolean operator), the search will think that all 4 words are a phrase. You can combine as many keywords and phrases using AND as you need. For example, you could search for transient ischemic attack AND elderly AND symptoms. You do not need to capitalize AND. I have only done that for emphasis.

You may also want to try searching MEDLINE and Health Source, two other medical databases that SRU provides to students.

I hope this helps get you started. Please let us know if you have further questions.

Bailey Library 

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