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

Videos 

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

Databases

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