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House Staff Guide to Library Resources/GME

This guide is for NYU Langone House Staff, Residency Directors and GME Administrators to assist House Staff in meeting the ACGME Practice-based Learning and Improvement competency goals 6, 7 and 8.

PICO and the Clinical Question

PICO is an important framework helping one generate a clinical patient-care question, and more recently in light of the proliferation systematic and other reviews, the clinical research question.  If you have framed the question in advance,  fill out the PICO box.  If you are having difficulty framing the question, insert the relevant variables in to the box to generate the question.  

Example: When providing an overview on micronutrient deficiencies within a global context, Powell and Butterly emphasize the importance of supplementation of Zinc and other micronutrients in preventing severe disability and possible death.  You begin wondering if this information is of value in your pediatric population.

Clinical question:  In children with zinc deficiency, how effective is zinc supplementation in improving growth and decreasing infection rates?


Powell C, Butterly JR. Chapter 7. Nutrition. In: Markle WH, Fisher MA, Smego RA, Jr.. eds. Understanding Global Health, 2e. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2014.


Search multiple clinical information resources simultaneously including UpToDate, Lexicomp, Access Medicine, PubMed and Cochrane Systematic Reviews:

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Subject Resources by Specialty

Click on the link to your medical specialty to access the most current electronic journals, books, databases and websites.  If your speciality has a Library Faculty Liaison, you will be taken to a specialized guide.

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Bookmarklets for easier off-campus access to full text articles

Use this bookmarklet to access full text articles provided by the NYU Health Sciences Libraries from off campus.

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