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In November 2018, ECRI launched a new version of the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), now redeveloped into the ECRI Guidelines Trust. The new site does require registration but is easy to use and is freely available. ECRI Guidelines Trust will continually update and expand the content and features included in the repository to keep pace with the evolving field of guidelines.
Use this guide to learn how to find guidelines using both MCW Libraries and publicly available resources.
PubMed: Use the Guideline article type filter to limit your PubMed search to find just the guidelines. To find the guideline filter, click "customize" and find guidelines in the list. Once guideline shows up under article types, click the link to turn it on.
Another way to find guidelines is to add AND ("guideline"[Publication Type]) to your search. Example: hypertension AND ("guideline"[Publication Type]) will find guideline articles related to hypertension.
You can also find guidelines by using PubMed Clinical Queries. Articles that show up in the Systematic Review column are systematic reviews, meta-analyses, reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, consensus development conferences, and guidelines.
Ovid/MEDLINE: Use the Guideline article type filter to limit your Ovid/MEDLINE search to find just the guidelines. To turn on this filter, run your search, then click "Additional Limits," and find guideline in the publication type area.
Another way to find guidelines is to use limit # to guideline.