Strategy 1: Explode Qualitative Studies Subject Heading
Try exploding (+) the Qualitative Studies subject heading (MH "Qualitative Studies+"), which will include the following narrower subject headings:
Strategy 2: Use Related Subject Headings
Experiment with related CINAHL subject headings such as:
Strategy 3: Use a Clinical Queries Limit
Within the drop-down Clinical Queries menu, select one of the following:
Strategy 4: Limit to Specific Publication Types
Refine/Limit the set to publication types that are qualitative by definition, for example Case Study, Interview, Metasynthesis, etc.
Strategy 5: Use Keywords
Use keywords to find articles missed by CINAHL subject headings (see General Strategies #2).
Strategy 6: Use a Pre-Built Search String
Insert the following search string into a single search box, but replace the blue text below with your actual search subject (e.g., home childbirth):
|search subject AND ((MH "action research") or (MH "Audiorecording") or (MH "cluster sample+") or (MH "constant comparative method") or (MH "content analysis") or (MH "discourse analysis") or (MH "ethnographic research") or (MH "ethnological research") or (MH "ethnography") or (MH "ethnonursing research") or (MH "field studies") or (MH "focus groups") or (MH "grounded theory") or (MH "Historical Records") or (MH "Interviews+") or (MH "Narratives") or (MH "naturalistic inquiry") or (MH "observational methods+") or (MH "phenomenological research") or (MH "phenomenology") or (MH "purposive sample") or (MH "qualitative studies") or (MH "qualitative validity+") or (MH "questionnaires") or (MH "thematic analysis") or (MH "theoretical sample") or (MH "Videorecording+") or TX colaizzi* or TX constant comparative or TX constant comparison or TX cooperative inquir* or TX co-operative inquir* or TX co operative inquir* or TX Corbin* or TX data saturat* or TX discourse* analysis or TX emic or TX etic or TX ethnon* or TX field research or TX field stud* or TX focus group* or TX Foucault* or TX giorgi* or TX Glaser* or TX grounded analysis or TX grounded research or TX grounded studies or TX grounded study or TX grounded theor* or TX heidegger* or TX hermeneutic* or TX heuristic or TX human science or TX husserl* or TX life experiences or TX life stor* or TX lived experience* or TX merleau ponty* or TX narrative analysis or TX qualitative or TX participant observ* or TX phenomenol* or TX purpos* sampl* or TX questionnaire* or TX semiotics or TX spiegelberg* or TX Strauss* or TX van kaam* or TX van manen*)|