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After National Guideline Clearinghouse shutdown: Find clinical guidelines in these library resources

July 16, 2018

Due to a loss in federal funding, the Agency for Healthcare  Research and Quality’s National Guideline Clearinghouse was shut down July 16, 2018. To continue accessing current, evidence-based clinical guidelines, VCU Libraries’ users can tap the following resources.

  • PubMed
    • Conduct a search for a condition (e.g. diabetes).
    • To the left of your search results, click on Customize under the Article Types section.
    • Select Practice Guideline and click on Show.
    • Click on the Practice Guideline option that is now displaying under Article Types.
  • CINAHL
    • Enter your search terms for a condition (e.g. diabetes).
    • Before conducting your search, scroll down and select Practice Guidelines under Publication Type.
    • Click Search.
  • ClinicalKey
    • To the left of the search bar, change All Types to Guidelines.
    • Enter your search terms for a condition (e.g. diabetes).
    • Click on the orange Search icon (magnifying glass) or hit the Return/Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Trip Medical Database
    • Conduct a search for a condition (e.g. diabetes).
    • Select the Guidelines filter to the right of your search results.
  • UpToDate
    • Conduct a search for a condition (e.g. diabetes).
    • Select a monograph to view (e.g. Overview of medical care in adults with diabetes mellitus).
    • Scroll down the Topic Outline on the left-hand side and select Society Guideline Links.

If you have any additional questions about accessing guidelines, please contact your liaison librarian.

A version of this article by Karen Gau was published in VCU Libraries Inside the Collection blog. That content was based on Brandi Tuttle’s post at Duke University’s Medical Center Library and Archives and used with permission. 

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