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Nursing - Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): Resources

Evidence-Based Practice web sites, articles, and online tutorials, mostly focused on nursing. Some of the content is medically focused.

Quick Links

These links can also be found in their relevant categories on this page (scroll down to see all categories). 

Evidence Based Practice and Research Study Designs

How to Search the Literature Using the PICO Question Format - CINAHL and PubMed

About the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Filters/Hedges for Evidence-Based Literature Searching

Distilled Information Sources

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Nursing-Specific Resources

AJN Series: Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step

These persistent links allow Wright State University users to access these articles through WSU's subscription to AJN. Note: If off campus, you will be prompted for your campus w number and password before being taken to the article.

This collection of articles was authored by faculty from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice and published in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN)

JBI's Systematic Reviews Step by Step (published in the American Journal of Nursing)

A series on systematic reviews from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine, and allied health fields. The purpose of the series is to show nurses how to conduct a systematic review—one step at a time. Published in AJN. 

These persistent links allow Wright State University users to access these articles through WSU's subscription to AJN. Note: If off campus, you will be prompted for your campus w number and password before being taken to the article.

Finding Systematic Reviews in Healthcare

Grey Literature - What if the evidence I need is not published in a commercially available journal?

Evidence Evaluation Table - Template and Sample

Selected Tools for Critical Appraisal and Grading the Strength of Evidence

Here are a few links you might find helpful for evaluating the evidence you find, but your professor may require you to use others.  Please refer to your syllabus and ask your professor if you are uncertain if you need to use a particular set of critical appraisal tools. (Temple University Libraries compiled this list of tools and has a more extensive list of critical appraisal resources on its Critical Appraisal Guide).

Critical Appraisal Checklists and Worksheets for a Variety of Study Designs

Grading the Strength of Evidence

 

Other Tools for Evidence Based Practice

Most of these resources are NOT nursing-specific.

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