Our library and registry

The GIN international guideline library and registry of guidelines in development, powered by EBSCO, contains guidelines from across the globe in many languages, both published and in development. We aim, with the help of our organisational members, to keep this information as up to date as possible.

The library is free to access and can be accessed here.

Information for GIN member organisations

Member organisations can upload their library and edit their guideline entries via their identified moderators. Information on how do this can be found in the guides below:

More details on how to administer the library, including how to export collections, can be found here.

For assistance, please email library@g-i-n.net.

Registering guidelines in development from non GIN members

To minimise duplication of effort and encourage transparency, we are particularly keen to expand the registry of guidelines in development. Non-member organisations are encouraged to register their guidelines in development. Please email library@g-i-n.net for further details.

Non GIN members can also have their guidelines included in the GIN library for a fee. For full details, please refer to our policy, then contact library@g-i-n.net.

Sites which permit searching for guidelines

The following are sites which can be accessed free of charge to search for published guidelines. Please contact library@g-i-n.net if you identify other examples which could be included on this page

Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF) Guidelines Register

Provides a searchable register of quality assured guidelines produced by AWMF members, with links to the full guidelines. Free of charge.

BIGG International database of GRADE guidelines

Available in 4 languages, this database was established by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to provide access to guidelines developed using GRADE

Database of GRADE EtD’s and Guidelines

The database of GRADE Evidence to Decision frameworks (EtDs) and guidelines houses recommendations with associated GRADE Evidence Profiles and EtDs. It allows all guideline consumers to access living versions of recommendations, along with interactive summaries of evidence and decision rationales. Shortly, it will also allow guideline developers to start adaptation, adoption and de novo development of existing, listed recommendations with one click of a button.


DynaMed is a clinician-focused tool designed to facilitate efficient and evidence-based patient care. Searching is available free of charge in 15 languages, but full topic content only available to subscribers.


Developed by editors in Nigeria, Cameroon and Rwanda and championed by GIN Africa community in collaboration with iScientia. The intention is to include more national African guidelines to increase relevance to clinicians from Africa. The site includes guidelines for malaria, HIV and TB for Cameroon, Nigeria, and Rwanda.


ECRI Guidelines Trust is a publicly available, free, online repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide up-to-date clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally and internationally recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies and a link to the original full-text guideline on the developer’s website is included. Included guidelines must:

  • Be available in English, online for free or for a fee, and published within the last 5 years
  • Include recommendation statements providing guidance on patient care
  • Be produced by a medical speciality association, professional medical society or other relevant clinical practice guidelines development organisation

Be based on a verifiable systematic review of evidence that includes: Search strategy; Study selection and evidence analysis.

MAGIC authoring and publication platform (MAGICapp)

Provides guidelines and evidence summaries in a new multilayer format, making it possible to dig as deep into the data as needed to make well-informed decisions. Guidelines available in 15 languages. Content can be searched without an account.

NICE Evidence

NICE Evidence search provides selected, authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health. It brings together high quality evidence from hundreds of trusted sources, including guidance, systematic reviews, evidence summaries and patient information. It is freely available, without needing to log in. NICE Evidence also allows searching for guidance that has been accredited by NICE.


PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full-text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher’s website or PubMed Central (PMC).

State Expert Center of Ministry of Health of Ukraine Registry of Medical and Technological Documents

Provides a single open access information resource, allowing access to medical and technological documents in Ukrainian.

TRIP database

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Available free of charge for the basic service; free registration is also possible.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. The USPSTF website provides free access to all recommendations, systematic evidence reviews for which its recommendations are based, as well as opportunities to for public comments, opportunities for nominating topics and information on methods and processes.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (SIGN-HIS)

Our objective is to improve the quality of health care for patients in Scotland by reducing variation in practice and outcome, through the development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The development of global guidelines ensuring the appropriate use of evidence represents one of the core functions of WHO.

A WHO guideline is defined broadly as any information product developed by WHO that contains recommendations for clinical practice or public health policy. Recommendations are statements designed to help end-users make informed decisions on whether, when and how to undertake specific actions such as clinical interventions, diagnostic tests or public health measures, with the aim of achieving the best possible individual or collective health outcomes. The Guidelines Review Committee ensure that WHO guidelines are of a high methodological quality and are developed through a transparent, evidence-based decision-making process. Guidelines are subject to a rigorous quality assurance process that helps to ensure that each and every published guideline is trustworthy, impactful and meets the highest international standards.