Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jul 05, 2016     Views: 4481

In the CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE with Full TextPsycINFO, and PsycARTICLES databases, you can limit your results to only meta analyses by using the meta analysis methodology or publication type limiter. In all other Library databases, you can find meta-analysis research articles by using meta analysis as a search term.


Here is an example of how you can find meta-analysis research articles in the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database:

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. 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.


You can use this same search strategy in the MEDLINE with Full Text database.

To find meta analyses in the PsycINFO database, select Meta Analysis in the Methodology box.

See the Methodology box in context.


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