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Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) contract with AHRQ to provide evidence reports and technology assessments, by reviewing “all relevant scientific literature on clinical, behavioral, and organization and financing topics.” The EPCs develop these reports based on rigorous, comprehensive syntheses and analyses of relevant scientific literature, emphasizing explicit and detailed documentation of methods, rationale, and assumptions.
Consists of a collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Register of Controlled Trials. Provides up-to-date protocols and summaries on the effects of interventions in health care and evidence to support decision-making.
An evidence-based medicine tool for the clinician, this source searches the medical literature for the latest research evidence on diagnoses, treatments and therapies for diseases, disorders, and conditions. Approximately 500 journals are automatically searched along with the National Guideline Clearinghouse, the Cochrane Library and other EBM sources. DynaMed provides summary reports on each topic, including evaluation of the strength of the existing evidence and/or grades of any recommendations.
Maintained by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a free comprehensive database of over 2400 up-to-date evidence based practice guidelines by many professional organizations and agencies.
(NREPP). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. NREPP is "a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities."
PEDro is a public, "Physiotherapy Evidence Database of over 29,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy." Partnered with the APTA & affiliated with University of Sydney. Updated monthly.
The aim of PsycBITE is to enable clinicians to quickly identify, evaluate and implement evidence-based interventions for psychological issues experienced by people with acquired brain impairment. Also, the database enables students and researchers of different disciplines to find articles which might be relevant to their field of study.
Select OVID Nursing Full text Plus on landing page. Provides full-text of 55 nursing journals and abstracts from many more nursing and allied health journals. Please click Logoff before exiting this database.
Provides comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, including drug abuse and alcoholism, gerontology, industrial health, nursing, pediatrics, physical fitness and hygiene, oncology, psychiatry, public health, sports and games, surgery, women?s health, etc. Also includes case studies, white papers, instructional health videos.
The complete medical database, including MEDLINE, free over the Internet from the National Library of Medicine. Provides citations & abstracts from the world's medical and health related journals, dating back to 1966. Search the Clinical Queries (see left bar) to quickly find systematic reviews, etiology, diagnosis, therapy and prognosis
A literature database on disability and rehabilitation. It covers physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities.
Search Springer research journals covering a wide range of scientific disciplines, including medicine, nursing, mathematics, information science, economics, and business.
Why library databases?
Short, quirky, and fun video about why library databases can help you research better:
About EBP journals
EBP journal editors and authors use predetermined criteria to select original research and review articles that report scientifically sound and clinically relevant results. Clinical experts provide value-added comments, describing the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of the research, and then evaluation of the studies relative to the clinical context. Some examples of EBP journals include:
“The purpose is to select from the biomedical literature articles that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. These articles are summarized in value-added abstracts and ommented on by clinical experts.”
"The first issue of Bandolier, an independent journal about evidence-based healthcare, written by Oxford scientists... was printed in February 1994. It has appeared monthly ever since and has become the premier source of evidence based healthcare information in the UK and worldwide for both healthcare professionals and consumers."