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Library & Knowledge Services: Searching for Practice Guidelines

Tools for Developing Guidelines

Search strategy 101: Start here

Looking for C+W or PHSA Policies?

Start your search for Practice Guidelines with these resources:


Research Databases:

Trip (limit search to Guidelines under "Evidence Type" on right-hand side)

PubMed (add "practice guideline"[pt] to limit search to the guideline publication type. Eg. autism AND "practice guideline"[pt])

SUMSearch2 (select "Guidelines" filter on Search Results page)


Guideline-specific Databases *please note: this is not an exhaustive list

CPG Infobase (Canadian Medical Association) 
Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statements and Practice Points
RNAO Guidelines (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario)
CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health)
ECRI Guidelines Trust *note: free membership is required to access.
Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)
National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE)
Best Evidence Statements and Care Guidelines (BESt)
EPC Evidence-Based Practice Reports (AHRQ)  


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