Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2017     Views: 5080

In most Library databases, you can find meta-analysis research articles by using meta analysis as a search term.

There are a few databases that have special limiters in the advanced searching section. You can use those to limit by methodology or publication type.

These are examples of databases that have advanced search limiters for meta analysis


Here is an example of how you can find meta-analysis research articles in the CINAHL Plus with Full Text  and MEDLINE with Full Text databases. 

1.  On the Library homepage, click on the blue Articles by Topic button.

 Link to the Articles by Topic page

2.  Click on the Nursing link in the Select a Subject box. This will take you to the Nursing Research guide. 

3.  Scroll down to the Nursing & Health Databases box and click on the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database link.

Note: You may need to log in with your myWalden user name and password, if you haven't done so already.

4.  Type your keywords into the search box. For example: 

 First search box: 


Second search box:


5.  Scroll down to the Publication Type box in the left column.

6.  Within the Publication Type box, scroll down and select Meta Analysis by clicking on it.

See the Publication Type box in context.

7.  Click the Search button at the top of the page to run your search.



To find meta analyses in the PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES databases, select Meta Analysis in the Methodology box.

See the Methodology box in context.


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