Searching effectively for and critically appraising evidence applicable to clinical and diagnostic cases are the two core skills to be proficient in AVMA Competency 9.
The purpose of this guide is to assist veterinary students in learning these two skills.
Two articles to read about how to find and evaluate evidence using PICO
Below is work sheet with a veterinary example and blank worksheet to help you format and document your PICO to prepare for searching.
Suggested list of databases / information services to search to acquire evidence to answer clinical questions that arise in practice.
Tip: Develop a list of databases to search based on your practice focus, access to databases, and experience searching for evidence.