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Cleveland Clinic Florida Goldblatt Medical Library: Guidelines: How to Find Guidelines in PubMed & CINAHL

How to Find Guidelines Using PubMed and CINAHL

Finding Guidelines in PubMed

There are two ways to find guidelines in PubMed: Using filters, and looking for articles in which the word "guideline" appears in the title.  

  1. Using a Title search
    When looking in PubMed, you can also limit your search results to those that have the word “guideline” in the title.  To do that, add this phrase (using AND) to your search:
    guideline*[title]

    So your search might look like this: 
    CLABSI AND guideline*[title]
  2. Using a filter
    This usually returns slightly more than the method above. PubMed has a filter for guidelines. To find guidelines using the filter, follow these steps:

     
    1. Go into PubMed and search on your topic. 

       
    2. Next, click  on “Additional Filters” in the left column.

       

       
    3. Click on Guideline, and then Show. 
       
    4. This makes it show up as an available filter on the PubMed search page, so you need to click on Guidelines again (under Article Types in the left column) when you do your searches.



      PubMed will now return all articles that match the search terms you entered and were also tagged as being a guideline.

These instructions were copied from the Library of RUSH University Medical Centerhttps://library.rush.edu/c.php?g=1100593&p=8026018 

Finding Guidelines on CINAHL

There are two ways to find guidelines in CINAHL:  Using filters, and looking for articles in which the word "guideline" appears up in the title.

1) Using a Title Search

If you want to limit your search in CINAHL to those where the word “guideline” is in the title, type the word     Guideline*    into the first search box and change the drop-down box to Title.  Then fill in the search boxes below with your search terms and hit Search.

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2) Using a filter (this usually returns slightly more than the method above)

To find guidelines using the filter, follow these steps:

1) Open CINAHL and click on "CINAHL Subject Headings.”  On the next pages, type in "Guidelines."

2) From there, click on “Practice Guidelines” then “Search Database. "

3) That will put the search term “Practice guidelines” into the search boxes.  Just fill in the search boxes below with your topic's search terms and hit Search.

‚ÄčThis will return all articles that were tagged as being a guideline and also match the subject term you entered.

These instructions were copied from the Library of RUSH University Medical Centerhttps://library.rush.edu/c.php?g=1100593&p=8026019