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Searching Web Databases for Evidence
The Cochrane Library Reviews
The abstracts or reports are frees. There is a fee (at least $30) to view an entire review online.
Basic search type in key terms.
Advanced searching available.
National Guideline Clearing House
Search Help – very good information and review on Boolean Operators
Advance search, or basic search which results can be sorted by relevance.
Search by browsing, click organizations, and then click on specific organizations; another way click on the guidelines index or intervention / treatment.
Nurses Best Practice Guidelines
Some are free and some need to be purchased.
Try clinical practice guidelines and then fact sheet.
Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
Resources to help nurses, in all areas of the profession, to have better understanding about nursing research - what it is, what impact it has on practice, and what changes are taking place in research.
Contains links on left to
-- Registry of Nursing Research and Practice Innovations
-- Research Gateway
Information and Tools for research appraisal
How to Evaluate Web Sites
Other Important Websites
United Health Foundation
Key findings from America's Health Rankings.
database of high-quality, rigorously developed systematic overviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments, and a suite of EBM resources and training materials.
Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences
EBP tutorials tailored to five health sciences disciplines: Applied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Each tutorial consists of five instructional modules:
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Structure of literature
Searching the literature
Evaluating the quality of research