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 —
- How to search in CINAHL for evidence-based articles
- How to search in MEDLINE for evidence-based articles
- How to use the MeSH browser to find MEDLINE headings
The most useful library databases for this purpose are CINAHL and MEDLINE.
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Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/instruction/handouts/NURclinical.php
Updated: 23 Nov. 2011