Resources on Evidence-based Practice
Search Engines, and Libraries
Intute: Health & Life
Sciences (formerly Nursing,
Midwifery, & Allied Health Professions
engine that locates quality Internet resources is found at this site.
The site has tutorials for using the Internet to locate information
regarding healthcare, and lists employment opportunities in the UK.
PubMed - National Library of Medicine
a database that contains citations to health- and medicine-related
articles. The database can be searched using simple or advanced
search techniques. Citation information and abstracts for the
articles are provided in the search results.
database contains reviews on various health-related topics. Authors
summarize and critique clinical research trials. This link will take
you directly a search engine for the Cochrane database:
Carolina School of Medicine Library: Evidence-based Medicine
site contains links to many web sites containing databases with
evidence-based resources. Many of these links are free and do not
require membership or passwords. This site also includes clinical
guidelines, clinical trials, evidence-based tutorials, information on
critical appraisal, specialty web sites and glossaries.
University of Washington Library
site provides links to several sites with information on women's
health. It also has a link to PubMed.
South Australia Library
the website of the library at University of South Australia. Although
some of the databases are accessible only to students and faculty,
there is a wealth of resources located at this site. There is an
introduction on how to use electronic resources and search the web.
The site includes links to databases, ejournals and links to various
organizations. Some of the links are to web pages with information,
while others link to sites with references and articles. Some of the
topics for the links include pregnancy, breastfeeding, midwifery,
practitioners/researchers in midwifery, complementary therapies,
domestic violence, family planning, grief and loss, neonatology,
parenting and more.
website is geared towards patients and consumers. It has links to
leaflets on various topics, self-help and support groups, directory
of UK websites, books and diagrams of body parts and diseases.
Guidelines and Trials
for Healthcare Research and Quality
site contains links to evidence-based reports and the National
Guideline Clearing House.
In addition, the site has links to research highlights in women's
health, research findings on a variety of topics and information for
patients and consumers.
Infobase: Clinical practice guidelines
guidelines are produced or endorsed in Canada by a national,
provincial/territorial or regional medical or health organization,
professional society, government agency or expert panel. This
database contains guidelines that outline the research and make
recommendations for treatment.
Institute for Clinical Excellence
National Institute for Clinical Excellence was set up as a Special
Health Authority for England and Wales. It is housed in the National
Health Service (NHS), and its role is to provide patients, health
professionals and the public with authoritative, robust and reliable
guidance on current best practice. This site has guidelines on a
variety of topics.
has a search engine, which can be used to search for controlled
trials. Information, such as the title, description, primary
researcher and contact information is provided. The website also
lists of trials funded by various organizations.