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This guide is to help clinicians and health care professionals locate timely and relevant clinical guidelines that synthesize the best evidence on particular medical topics.

Guidelines and Standards - Getting Started

The NYU Health Sciences Library recommends COMPANION for NYU Langone Health users. Search institutionally developed guidelines and find quick links to clinical guidelines within UpToDate and PubMED.  

Access with your Kerberos ID or NET ID and email password.

Clinical Guidelines - Start here to search thoroughly!

Many professional medical associations and national organizations publish clinical practice guidelines such as those listed below.  The following list is not exhaustive but intended as an example to help you get started.  Check this listing of other professional organizations for more ideas.

There are several simple ways to search for guidelines in PubMed.

1. Customize the left sidebar filters in your search.
From Article Types choose both Guideline and Practice Guideline.

2. Use the MESH heading of Guidelines as Topic.
To do this, start with the Advanced Search Builder.
Search for a term (heart attack) in the first line using ALL FIELDS.
Change the drop-down on the second line to MESH TERM and search for Guidelines as Topic.

The NCBI Bookshelf also has guidelines.
Browse titles or use "guideline" as a search term.

Get help fast!  Contact NYU Health Sciences Library through our chat helpline on the right side bar of our home page. For more in-depth help, schedule a consult.  We're happy to meet and troubleshoot your search with you.