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Best resources to quickly find high quality information for the medical researcher.


CMA Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines : This Canadian Medical Association database provides access to nearly 2000 clinical practice guidelines produced or endorsed in Canada. It offers a number of search and browse capabilities, including a search by MeSH terms under the Basic Search option.

United States

National Guideline Clearinghouse

Please note that the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website will be permanently unavailable beginning July 16, 2018, due to a loss of federal funding.

International Guidelines

Search for guidelines in medical databases

Medline (OVID)

  • Once the search is complete, click on "More Limits"; scroll down to "Publication Types"; click on "Practice Guideline"; click on "Limit A Search"; the limit applies to the last search, unless otherwise specified
  • Link updated 01/04/2019


  • Click on "Limits" tab; under "Publication Types", click on "Practice Guideline"; this will limit every subsequent search to practice guidelines, therefore, remember to remove the limit if no longer searching for guidelines


  • Use the heading "Practice Guidelines"
  • Link updated 01/04/2019


  • Use the "Guidelines" bars in green on the right to see practice guidelines from around the world
  • Link updated 01/04/2019

Search for guidelines in the library catalogue



Example 1: neurology practice guidelines

Example 2: clinical guidelines

Example 3: family practice guidelines