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Gerstein Science Information Centre

Medicine

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

Canada

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

PubMed

  • 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

EMBASE

  • Use the heading "Practice Guidelines"

Trip

  • Use the "Guidelines" bars in green on the right to see practice guidelines from around the world

Search for guidelines in the library catalogue


 

 

Example 1: neurology practice guidelines

Example 2: clinical guidelines

Example 3: family practice guidelines