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Evidence Based Practice

Information to help find and appraise evidence-based resources.


TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) Database Plus

Simultaneously searches evidence-based websites of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and critically-appraised topics and articles -- including most of those listed above and many more. Also searches MEDLINE's Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information leaflets.

Filtered Resources


Systematic Reviews / Meta-Analyses

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Consists of detailed, structured topic reviews of hundreds of articles. Teams of experts complete comprehensive literature reviews, evaluate the literature, and present summaries of the findings of the best studies. Published by the International Cochrane Collaboration.  Click on Cochrane Reviews box to limit your search to systematic reviews only.

MEDLINE Complete 

Under Advanced Search, select the EBM Reviews box for systematic reviews.  For meta-analyses, under advanced search, publication type, choose meta-analyses.


After searching, use the systematic review limit off to the left.

CINAHL Complete

Allied health and nursing journal articles. Limit to Evidence Based Practice under Advanced Search, to pull in meta-analyses, systematic reviews, guidelines, and critically-appraised articles.


Critically-Appraised Individual Articles

The ACP Journal Club

The editors of this journal screen the top 100+ clinical journals and identify studies that are clinically relevant and methodologically sound. An enhanced abstract, with conclusions clearly stated, and a commentary are provided for each selected article. Access to PDFs for free requires users to be register and log in.

Unfiltered Resources

MEDLINE Complete

Provides authoritative medical journal articles covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 

CINAHL Complete

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition

Covers allied health and nursing, providing full-text of more than 550 scholarly journals (including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals)


PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 30 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.


Physiotherapy Evidence Database. Does include some systematic reviews. Some full-text. 

Background Information/Expert Opinion

Evidence in these resources may vary from expert opinion to high levels of evidence.


Full-text electronic books.