Evidence Based Practice Resources

Below are links to external resources / websites regarding evidence based medicine. Click on the orange text to visit the described site.


Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
A short primer on evidence based practice that meets the following goals: it defines Evidence-Based Practice (also known as Evidence Based Medicine), identifies the parts of a well-built clinical question, demonstrates searching strategies that could improve MEDLINE retrieval, illustrates key issues that help determine the validity of study results.


Trip Database
Trip is a free clinical search engine. Its primary function is to help clinicians identify the best available evidence to answer clinical questions. Its roots are firmly in the world of evidence-based medicine.  Unlike other online search engines, Trip allows you to perform a serach based on PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) - structured method to answer focused clinical questions.


Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
CEBM promotes evidence-based health care and provides support and resources to doctors and health care professionals to help maintain the highest standards of  medicine.


National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


CenterWatch Clinical Trial Listings
Industry-sponsored clinical trials that are actively recruiting patients. You can search for clinical trials by disease condition, therapeutic area and geographic region.


A registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. 


The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


National Cancer Institute (Clinical Trials)
Search NCI's list of 8,000+ clinical trials now accepting participants, or use more search options to search the set of 19,000+ clinical trials that are no longer recruiting.


National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.