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Free Evidence Based Practice Tools: National Guideline Clearinghouse

Tools for evidence based practice that can be used at any institution

Accessing NGC

Research for NGC

Fenton, S., & Badgett, R. (2007). A comparison of primary care information content in UpToDate and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. Journal Of The Medical Library Association95(3), 255-259.


Goolsby, M. (2003). Clinical practice guidelines. National Guideline Clearinghouse guideline syntheses and comparisons. Journal Of The American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners15(3), 98-101. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2003.tb00264.x


Cassey, M. (2007). Incorporating the National Guideline Clearinghouse into evidence-based nursing practice. Nursing Economic$25(5), 302-303.


Goolsby, M. (2003). National Guideline Clearinghouse guideline syntheses and comparisons. Journal Of The American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners15(3), 98-101.


Fitzpatrick, R. (2007). The National Guideline Clearinghouse. Journal Of Electronic Resources In Medical Libraries4(3), 99-112. doi:10.1300/J383v04n03_07

Searching the National Guideline Clearinghouse

Use the search bar at the top or the browse bar on the left hand side to find practice guidelines.

Screenshot of National Guide Clearinghouse Home Page

Comparing Guidelines

You can compare two or more guidelines side by side with the compare feature.  This will break down both guidelines into a table for easy reading/comparison.

Screeshot of National Guideline Clearinghouse "Compare Guidelines" Page