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Finding Evidence-Based Information Resources
The following databases include tools that allow you to narrow your search to evidence-based information resources. The short descriptions beneath each database explain how to do this.
The latest officially published evidence to support the practice of evidence based medicine. Each Cochrane Review is a peer-reviewed systematic review.
MEDLINE with Full Text
MEDLINE with Full Text provides fulltext access to more than 1,370 journals indexed in Pubmed, a service of the National Library of Medicine. PubMed provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals.
Nursing Reference Center Plus
Nursing Reference Center Plus provides full text clinical resources for nurses. The database includes evidence-based disease & condition information, as well as patient education content and drug & reference information from top publishers. It also features best practices guidelines, continuing education modules, and patient education information, including handouts.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL is a cumulative index to nursing and allied health articles from worldwide, scientific literature presented for the needs of health professionals. CINAHL Plus provides full text access to over 750 journals indexed in CINAHL and incorporates the Pre-CINAHL current awareness dataset.
You can search the following databases to find journal articles. Each database has an option to limit search results to evidence based practice.
MEDLINE with Full Text
Large medical/health database providing full-text access to journal articles indexed in PubMed.
Major medical/health database from the US National Library of Medicine, can be used as a starting point for many health/medical topics.
Database containing a large amount of medical, psychology and scientific information, much in full-text. Includes access to the Elsevier Freedom Collection.
BioMed Central has over 100 journals covering general interest and specialist content, including BMC Public Health. Most content is peer-reviewed.
Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
The website of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford in the UK.
JAMA Users' Guide to the Medical Literature
The Education Guides are provided as both online slideshows (tailored for individual use) and as downloadable PowerPoint files (for group presentations, full-screen viewing, and printing). JAMA evidence subscribers are welcome to use the presentation for educational and personal use.
The development of global guidelines ensuring the appropriate use of evidence represents one of the core functions of WHO. Recommendations that can impact upon health policies or clinical interventions are considered guidelines for WHO purposes.
Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health
Promotes the teaching and practice of evidence-based health care (EBHC) throughout the UK (with special emphasis on evidence-based mental health) and internationally.
Develops, evaluates, and disseminates improved methods of using research in practice, and incorporates these in the teaching methods of the CEBMH.
When searching for answers to foreground questions, the recommended framework for structuring your search is PICO. PICO stands for:
Intervention or Exposure
Comparison Intervention (frequently the comparison may be to take no action)
Read more about PICO
Joanna Briggs Institute EBP
Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.