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What is EBM?
EBM stands for Evidence-Based Medicine. You'll also see it referred to as EBP (Evidence-Based Practice). It means combining clinical expertise and values with the best, most current evidence from research to make the best patient care decisions.
What sources should I use?
In-Class Clinical Study Examples
Evidence Based Guidelines
Searching for Grey Literature & Web Resources
PubMed comprises over 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. *Use this link, (rather than PubMed link you may find by Googling). This link is customized to include UD subscriptions.
PubMed Clinical Queries
A feature of PubMed that helps clinicians find systematic reviews and other evidence-based articles.
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
The authoritative source of information for the professional literature of nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and healthcare.
An authoritative source for information on psychological literature published by the American Psychological Association.
UD network username & password required for off-campus access. Mobile versions are usually available.
Most resources allow you to also create a customized account to save citations, create email alerts, etc. These accounts, already paid for by the UD library subscriptions, are optional and separate from any UD logins.
Current Awareness Tools
Free email alerting system that keeps you aware of recent relevant developments in your field. Tailored to meet your own health care interests. Provided by DynaMed Plus and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit.