How to use your PICO question to search effectively

10 mins

PICO questions help you capture all the important aspects of a question. But more than that, they help you find relevant articles to answer your question, faster! This resource provides a worksheet of how to make a PICO question and directly translate that into search terms. A worked example and tips are also provided to set you on our way to providing evidence-based advice. It is in word format so you can type into the sheet to save time.

Resource contributed by: Elizabeth Murray
Affiliation: University of Sydney
E-mail: elizabeth.murray[at]
Date uploaded:  8/11/2013
Latest review:  8/11/2013
Reviewed by:  I. Jalbert
Next review due:  December 2014


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