Resources for Practicing EBP
EBP Resources | EBP Websites
What is the ideal resource?
Located in the clinical setting
Easy to use
Fast, reliable connection
Comprehensive /Full Text
Effective search engine
Provides primary data
The following is a list of some valuable resources for practicing EBP. Descriptions of these resources appear below the list.
Summaries of the primary evidence:
ACP Journal Club
This Web site comprises a 10-year archive (from 2000 to the present) of the cumulative electronic contents of "ACP Journal Club", with recurrent weeding of out-of-date articles. The content is carefully selected from over 100 clinical journals through reliable application of explicit criteria for scientific merit, followed by assessment of relevance to medical practice by clinical specialists.
For more information, go to http://www.acpjc.org
Clinical Evidence describes the best available evidence from systematic reviews, RCTs, and observational studies were appropriate.
For more information, go to: http://www.clinicalevidence.bmj.com/
Dynamed is a point-of-care reference resource designed to provide clinicians with the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making.
For more information, go to
eMedicine is a point-of-care medical reference available to health care professionals on the internet. The evidence-based content is updated regularly by more than 8,000 physician or health care provider authors and editors.
For more information go to: http://www.emedicine.com
Essential Evidence is a one-stop reference that includes best-evidence answers to your most important clinical questions concerning symptoms, diseases, and treatment.
For more information go to: http://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/
FPIN Clinical Inquiries
Clinical Inquiries provides answers to clinical questions by using a structured search, critical appraisal, clinical perspective, and rigorous peer review. FPIN Clinical Inquiries deliver best evidence for point of care use.
For more information see FPIN at http://www.fpin.org
UpToDate is an evidence-based, peer reviewed information resource available via the Web, desktop/laptop computer, and PDA/mobile device.
For more information, see UpToDate at http://www.uptodate.com
PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites. FREE
Access PubMed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.gov
The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world's best medical research studies and are recognized as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.
For more information see Cochrane Library at: http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/view/0/index.html
Center for Reviews and Dissemination:
The databases DARE, NHS, EED and HTA assist decision-makers by identifying and describing systematic reviews and economic evaluations, appraising their quality, and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses. For more information see CRD at: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb
Electronic textbooks and libraries:
AccessMedicine is an online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to "Harrisons Online". For more information see Access Medicine at http://www/accessmedicine.com
ACP Medicine is a publication from the American College of Physicians. Online content includes "Best New Evidence" and drug information. ACP Medicine is also available from Stat!Ref.
For more information see ACP Medicine at http://www.acpmedicine.com
ACP PIER is an online clinical tool that provides evidence-based clinical guidance improve to clinical care. PIER has contracted with McMaster University to conduct continual literature searches on topics contained in PIER.
For more information, go to: http://pier.acponline.org/index.html
MD Consult offers comprehensive information available in one online resource. Access includes full-text articles, medical references across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, and over 10,000 patient handouts.
For more information see MD Consult at http://www.mdconsult.com/
STAT!Ref is a collection of online electronic resources for healthcare professionals.
For more information see Stat!Ref at http://www.statref.com/
SUMSearch selects the best resources for your question, formats your question for each resource, and makes additional searches based on results. For more information see SUMSearch at http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu/
The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. For more information see TRIP Answers at http://www.tripdatabase.com/
Fundamental tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses. http://www.jamaevidence.com
NC Evidence-Based Medicine Education Center of Excellence:
Duke University Medical Center Library: Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM):
Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorials: http://library.umassmed.edu/EBM/tutorials/index.cfm
University of Illinois at Chicago, Evidence Based Medicine: Finding the Best Clinical Literature: http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/lhsp/resources/ebm.shtml
University of Rochester Medical Center, Nesbit Guide to Evidence Based Resources: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/hslt/miner/digital_library/evidence_based_resources.cfm
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine http://www.cebm.net/
Revised July 2010