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NUR 510 Nursing Theory and Research: Literature Review

Evidence Based Nursing Practice

Evidence Based Medicine/Practice Databases

The concept of evidence based practice (EBM) means integrating clinical expertise with the best available scientific clinical evidence with patient preferences.

Evidence Based Medicine/Practice Databases for Searching Filtered Information

Additional Databases for Nursing Literature Reviews

Unfiltered Resources

Evidence is not always available via filtered resources. Searching the primary literature may be required. It is possible to use specific search strategies in MEDLINE and other databases to achieve the highest possible level of evidence.

A Review by Any Other Name

Literature reviews can range from quick and dirty to detailed and thorough.  When searching for the evidence or working under the title of 'evidence based' it's best to be as detailed and thorough as possible.

This means

  • documenting your work - where & how you searched;
  • searching multiple databases;
  • using multiple terms for each of your PICO concepts;
  • using AND/OR (Boolean logic)- correctly of course!
  • asking a librarian either for assistance or to perform the literature search for you

Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorials

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine

From Duke University Medical Center Library and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library.

SUNY Health Sciences Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial