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Embase Basics

The PICO search tool allows for searching by population, intervention, comparison, outcome, and study design. Learn more about this tool in our Embase PICO Video Tutorial.

Example search: find randomized controlled trials of individuals with psychosis that compared positive symptoms between recipients of Vraylar and recipients of a placebo

1. Enter your desired search terms into the respective fields.

2. Choose whether to include some or all synonyms using the synonym tokens, which appear first in grey to the right of your chosen term, and the radio buttons on the left side of the screen. The number of results will update live as you make changes.

3. Click "show results."

PICO example search

For more information about PICO searching, please see the Health Sciences Literature Searching LibGuide and the Embase PICO Search Guide.