Guidelines are often published as articles in peer-reviewed journals. These article publications are sometimes simply called guidelines, or more specifically - practice guidelines, clinical practice guidelines, recommendations, or consensus statements.
To locate guideline articles published in professional, health sciences journals, the best place to start is a research database.
(ClinicalKey is another helpful database for finding guideline articles - see instructions on the right side of this page)
To narrow your CINAHL search results to guideline articles, follow these steps:
To narrow your PubMed search results to guideline articles, follow these steps:
ClinicalKey is a multi-format database that includes clinical information from a variety of sources, including books and journals.
To locate practice guidelines in ClinicalKey follow the steps in the two options below:
Option 1: Next to the search box in the middle of the page, choose Guidelines from the drop-down menu. Type your search terms in the box, and click Search
Option 2: Browse all guidelines by clicking the Guidelines box on the main ClinicalKey page
The following are good starting points for finding practice guidelines in a variety of areas.
Below are selected links to resources for finding specific guidelines from top organizations/societies.