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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 recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.


   Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database(OVID)  NOTE: An additional link to JBI Connect can be found HERE.

The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international, not-for-profit, membership based research and development organisation within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. The Institute specialises in promoting and supporting evidence-based healthcare by providing access to resources for professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. With over 64 collaborating centres and groups, servicing over 90 countries, the Institute is a recognised global leader in evidence-based healthcare.

Cinahl Complete

Click on Evidence-Based Care Sheets on the top of the search screen

Web Resources

National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Includes nursing, and therapy, clinical protocols to care for patients based on the world's best current evidence.

 A free searchable database. AHRQ systematically and comprehensively translates research findings into better patient care and provides policymakers and other health care leaders with information needed to make critical health care decisions.




  The impetus behind Bandolier,a free database,is to find information about evidence of effectiveness (or lack of it), and put the results forward as simple bullet points of those things that worked and those that did not. Information comes from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomised trials, and from high quality observational studies. The content is 'tertiary' publishing, distilling the information from (secondary) reviews of (primary) trials and making it comprehensible. Bandolier is produced from Pain Research.


  The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination is a department of the University of York and is part of the National Institute for Health Research. CRD undertakes high quality systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health and social care interventions and the delivery and organization of health care. The Database of Abstracts and Reviews of Effects (DARE) is University of York's database of containing 15,000 abstracts of systematic reviews and including over 6,000 quality assessed reviews .



A free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT's audience includes health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups.





Medcom Video series on Evidence Based Practice

Evidence-based Practice: What it is and What it is Not

A series of videos explaining and demonstrating Evidence-based practice in nursing



Evidence Based Tutorials



  1. University of Minnesota: Health Sciences Library

Evidence Based Practice: An Interprofessional Tutorial

       2. Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine (Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill

This tutorial is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.

Upon completion of this self-paced tutorial, you will be able to:

  • define Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
  • identify the parts of a well-built clinical question
  • identify EBP searching strategies that could improve PubMed/Medline retrieval
  • identify key issues that help determine the validity of the results of a study

       3. is funded by the National Library of Medicine

They offer Online Training Modules