Where do I look for the best evidence to answer a clinical question?
The Library is excited to launch a new portal, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)!
With an estimated 2,000 new articles indexed daily in PubMed, finding evidence-based answers can be overwhelming. Even knowing where to start searching the Library’s numerous subscribed resources and key websites can be daunting!
To assist and streamline searching this portal, the Library’s resources are organized in the EBP Pyramid’s three categories:
- Filtered/pre-appraised resources appraise the quality of studies, often making recommendations for practice and to save time (i.e., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, UpToDate, National Guideline Clearinghouse).
- Unfiltered/unappraised resources are the databases of original studies (i.e., MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase).
- Background information/resources link to select textbooks.
Note: The new Evidence-Based Portal replaces the existing Clinical Evidence Portal, which will be sunsetted at the end of March; please update your bookmarks accordingly.
For more information on EBP, click on the Portal’s horizontal tabs or links listed in the left sidebar of the Portal’s home page. Questions? Please complete the Ask Us form or call 214-648-2001.