This tutorial covers how to write PICO questions and search for different types of evidence in library databases. Click a link to jump to a section, or click anywhere to start from the beginning.


Write PICOs

Pico Search Worksheet (PDF)
Use this worksheet to help clarify your question and define your clinical focus.

PICO Question Templates
Templates and examples for the 6 question types

Study Types

Database Tutorials

Other Guides

Where to Search

Click on a tab to find a list of places to search for different types of evidence.

Click a link below to search for research studies.

Databases

Websites

Clinical Guidelines

EBP Guidelines will summarize current diagnosis & treatment recommendations, identify the best research studies, and list gaps in research.

Click a link below to search for research studies.

Databases

Websites

Study Mesh Terms

Add these terms to your search using AND

MeSH Terms (MEDLINE Complete):

MeSH Publication type/Subject terms:

EBSCO Subject Terms (CINAHL)

EBSCO Publication type/Subject terms:

  • Systematic Review
  • Meta-analysis
  • Evidence-based care sheet (CINAHL Complete)
  • Practice Guideline/s
  • Randomized Control Trial
  • Multicenter Study (Cochrane)

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