Evidence-based practice guidelines, or clinical practice guidelines, aim to help providers choose appropriate healthcare options for specific clinical circumstances. This guide provides instructions on how to find guidelines in the library and online.
Below are library databases that will allow you to limit your search results to guidelines.
To find guidelines in CINAHL Complete, follow the steps below:
To find guidelines in DynaMed Plus, follow the steps below:
To find guidelines in Medline Complete, follow the steps below:
To find guidelines in PubMed, follow the steps below:
Below are selected government websites with guidelines. Also, search online for professional organizations related to your topic of interest to see if they provide freely accessible guidelines. For example, if you are looking for guidelines related to heart disease, you might try the American Heart Association.
Below are selected online databases with guidelines. Make sure to review the criteria a guideline must meet to be included in these repositories.
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