Searching for EBP Guidelines
This page contains resources helpful in searching for Evidenced Based Practice Guidelines.
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Evidence-Based Practice Database - in the search box, enter the keyword guideline or truncate using * or $ (i.e., guideline* or guideline$) to obtain all results with the "guideline" word root, including guideline or guidelines.
These databases listed above are linked to the Databases & Resources link under the Library Resources tab on the upper left side of the homepage of the Biomedical Library:
In addition, the 10th edition of Polit and Beck’s classic text Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice lists useful websites to find guidelines.
While the following sources are not linked to our homepage, most are free and may be accessed via the URL provided. (For any access issues, try to find the guideline in PubMed or contact the Biomedical Library or try to request the guideline via the Biomedical Library's Interlibrary Loan department.
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ). This website contains links to guidelines from the Clinical Practice Guidelines Archive, the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services (2012-2014), and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
American College of Physicians Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations
Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines and Publications
Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Clinical Practice Guidelines
ECRI Guidelines Trust - a publicly available web-based repository of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, developed by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies. A free registration is required.
GuidelineCentral - site contains over 2500 free guideline summaries. A free registration is required.
Also, see professional societies and organizations, including the following non-exclusive list.
(NB: The National Guideline Clearinghouse is no longer available, since funding by the federal government ended on July 16, 2018.)