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Medical Database Guides

This guide introduces the major medical databases which we have subscribed to in The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library.

Major Databases:

Key E-Resources

How to turn a PICO question into a Search? (5.22 mins)

This video shows the way to turn a PICO question into a search in 5 steps.

Step 1: Identify the main elements of the question 

Step 2: Translate the question into the PICO framework

Step 3: Identify primary search terms from the PICO

Step 4: Think about the synonyms for the search terms

Step 5: Link up the synonyms and the PICO terms