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NUR 510 Nursing Theory and Research: Search MedLine

Evidence Based Nursing Practice

OVID MedLine Advanced Search

Video produced by the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta. 

What is OVID Medline

In addition to PubMed, which is free for anyone to use, Swisher Library also provides access to MEDLINE through Ovid. Ovid MEDLINE uses a different search interface than PubMed, and some find that it returns more precise results. To use Ovid MEDLINE, you will need to log in to the myJU portal and then access the JU Library.

EBM Filters in MEDLINE

You can also restrict your search to retrieve evidence-based results in MEDLINE. Enter a term, then click Search. 

Once you execute a search, the Additional Limits button will become active, which will allow you to further refine your results. Click on Additional Limits.

To limit by EBM/Clinical Reviews, choose Meta Analysis and Practice Guideline from the "Publication Types" menu. Hold down the CTRL key to highlight more than one choice. 

To limit by EBM/Clinical Trials, choose Controlled Clinical Trial, Multicenter Study, andRandomized Controlled Trial. 

You can also limit by date range (for current research) and specific populations (age group, male/female) if needed. 


Evidence Based Literature in Medline via Ovid

Video produced by Laupus Library, East Carolina University (skip to 0:57)