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Evidence-Based Practice: Finding the Evidence

Information and resources on EBP including PICO

Searching the Literature

Use your PICO question to create a search strategy, where each component of the PICO is a piece of the search. The more components you add to your search the narrower your search will become.

Use Boolean Operators to combine terms. AND should be used to combine PICO components and OR should be used to combine related terms within a component (e.g. smoking OR tobacco use).

Databases

PICO Searching Tools

Below are specific query forms that use the PICO framework. You can easily plug in the parts of your PICO into the specific fields and it will create the search strategy for you.


Embase: PICO Search

How to search Embase using the PICO search


PubMed: Clinical Queries

Creating a Search

This easy-to-follow tutorial from the Librarians at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, in partnership with the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM), walks you through an example turning search terms into a search strategy.

 

This easy-to-follow tutorial from the Librarians at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, in partnership with the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM), walks you through an example turning your search strategy into results. this is a detailed demonstration of using many of the basic and advanced features of PubMed.

Finding the Evidence Resources

Web Sites

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