From PICO to Search

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A worksheet to help health science students and researchers visualize the process of moving from a PICO to a full search strategy.

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From PICO to Search

  1. 1. From PICO to Search: Example○1 P Common cold ○ 2 Concept 1: I Vitamin C Common Cold C None MeSH:  Common Cold O None Keywords  common colds OR  catarrh Concept 2: Vitamin C AND MeSH:  Ascorbic Acid Keywords  vitamin c OR  acid ascorbic○3 Concept 1 Search Concept 2 Search Target Franklin Sayre, UBC Library, franklin.sayre@ubc.ca
  2. 2. From PICO to Search: Worksheet○1 P ○ 2 Concept 1: I _____________ C MeSH: O  _________________  _________________ OR Keywords: Concept 2:  _________________  _____________ AND _________________ MeSH:  _________________  _________________ Keywords: OR  _________________  _________________○3 Concept 1 Search Concept 2 Search Target Franklin Sayre, UBC Library, franklin.sayre@ubc.ca

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