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What is PICO?

PICO is a mnemonic used to aide the clinician or researcher in identifying the important parts of a well-defined clinical question. This question then provides the basis for a search of medical literature on the question topic.

PICO Search

How to Use the Toolkit

The Toolkit was designed to provide its users with a basic understanding of scholarly communication issues in the context of their impact upon libraries. For every issue covered here, users will find a brief introduction to the issue along with links to additional resources that have been curated and reviewed for relevancy, currency, and accuracy. Users will also find various tools, presentations, handouts and other takeaways that they can utilize as they develop their own local resources. Users are also welcome to use portions of this Toolkit LibGuide to populate their own local LibGuides.


Link to the toolkit

What is Evidence Based Medicine

The most commonly used definition for EBM is that "Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." provided by David Sackett et al in the 1996 article, " Evidence-Based Medicine: What it is and what it isn't" for BMJ.  FULL TEXT HERE

Five 'A's of the Decision Making Cycle

Evidence Based Steps

JANE Tool:

  • Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it?
  • Must enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'.
  • Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in PubMed to find the best matching journals, authors or articles



If you have further questions or experience any problems accessing the links or resources please contact your librarian-

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