Library Resources and Skills for Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-Based Research

Guide to Research Methods, a tutorial from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, covers the basics. Note the top three levels of the pyramid —

These are the types of study you will want to look for in the library databases.

Additional information, including MEDLINE terms for types of studies, is at Evidence-Based Practice in Applied Health: Levels of Evidence, a tutorial from the University of Illinois at Chicago


These brief videos should provide a refresher on using the CINAHL and MEDLINE databases to find evidence-based articles —


The most useful library databases for this purpose are CINAHL and MEDLINE.

Class Handout

Library Resources for Evidence Based Nursing

Nursing 106 topics with subject headings for CINAHL and MEDLINE

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Updated: 8 October 2013