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Evidence-Based Practice

Writing PICO Questions

  1. Pico Question Worksheet will help you define your Pico Question
  2. Locate MESH terms for your PICO in: MESH DATABASE
  3. This video will take you through searching with an example PICO question.

Background Info for Interventions and Comparisons

Question Focus or Level of Evidence

This table recommends the best evidence for your question focus.

Need a specific level of evidence? Use this table instead.

Different Types of Studies

  • This video summarizes each research study type and how to identify what type of study an article describes.
  • Study Design 101 Tutorial outlines the pros and cons of each study type.

Where to Search

Clinical Guidelines

EBP Guidelines summarize current diagnosis & treatment recommendations, identify the best research studies, and list gaps in current research.



Original Research Studies


Other Resources

Evidence Based Practice Journals