Answered By: Trustee Library Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 83
After reviewing your article results from the first search, try another. In the search box at the top of the results page, enter further combinations of related terms to find additional relevant materials. Some suggestions:
"transformative learning" - Perspective transformation is a part of Mezirow's transformative learning process, so try using it as a search term to find articles that include it.
perspective AND "transformative learning" - Note the AND between your terms. This conjunction is a Boolean search technique to tell the search engine that the results need to have both the term and the phrase in each article.
When you are done with CINAHL PLUS with Full Text, try these same searches in another of the nursing databases in the LibGuide list, like MEDLINE with Full Text.
Since your topic is also covered in the field of education, you should also run your search in the education database ERIC (at EBSCOhost), which is available on the same Patient Education database list. You'll be able to find more in this database by incorporating Mezirow's name, as in the suggested searches below:
Mezirow AND perspective - Note the AND between your terms, Boolean search technique!
Mezirow AND transform* - This combination again uses the Boolean technique AND, but adds an asterisk to the term transform*. The asterisk tells the search engine to show articles that include Mezirow and any word that begins with transform (as in transformative or transformation, since the subject relates to both perspective transformation and transformative learning).
Each database has a unique collection, so keep trying different databases if you are not satisfied with your results - you may find additional articles in one database that were not available in the other.
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