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The following rules allow you to create a form to access NGC's search engine.

  1. The form must use a "GET" method (as opposed to a "POST" method).
  2. The action of the form must be "http://www.guideline.gov/search/results.aspx".
  3. The input "type" is required. The value for type must be "external".
    Example:
    
    	<input type="hidden" id="type" name="type" value="external">
    
                        
    Any combination of fields from the Advanced Search page can be used to narrow the search results.
  4. Any value in a list you want to pass as a default for filtering guidelines must be placed into an input field of type="hidden" with name = the field ID of the field from the list below. Each filter must have its own field (i.e., only one filter per hidden field). The search term input field must have id of "term".

    Example of HTML form with search term only:

    
    	<form action="http://www.guideline.gov/search/results.aspx" method="get" ID="Form1">
    		<input type="hidden" id="type" name="type" value="external" >
    		<input type="text" id="term" name="term">
    		<br>
    		<input type="submit">
    		<br>
    	</form>
    
                        

    Example of the HTML form, passing three hidden variables to filter on Methods Used to Assess the Quality and Strength of the Evidence and Methods Used to Analyze the Evidence along with a user-specified search word:

    
    	<form action="http://www.guideline.gov/search/results.aspx" method="get" ID="Form1">
    		<input type="hidden" id="type" name="type" value="external">
    		<input type="hidden" id="106" name="106" value="453">
    		<input type="hidden" id="106" name="106" value="455">
    		<input type="hidden" id="113" name="113" value="611">
    		<input type="text" id="term" name="term">
    		<br>
    		<input type="submit">
    		<br>
    	</form>
    
                        

All possible fields, along with their values, that can be used to search NGC: