Evidence Based Practice


Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: a Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E book coverUsers' Guides to the Medical Literature: a Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E
by McMaster University Staff; Gordon Guyatt
ISBN: 9780071790710
New emphasis on understanding the role of patient preferences and preappraised resources that provide updated evidence and evidence-based recommendations for practice

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How to Read a Paper
by Trisha Greenhalgh
ISBN: 9781118800966
Publication Date: 2014-04-07

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User's Guide to Medical Literature
by Gordon Guyatt; Drummond Rennie; Deborah Cook; Maureen Meade
ISBN: 9780071590341

Abundant and current real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using medical literature in patient care decisions.

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Searching Skills Toolkit
by Caroline De Brún; Nicola Pearce-Smith
ISBN: 9781118463123

Searching Skills Toolkit is an expert guide to help you find the clinical evidence you need more easily and effectively.

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The Pharmacist's Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making
by Patrick J. Bryant (Editor); Heather Pace (Editor)
ISBN: 9781585281770

This book provides a roadmap that is instructional and, most importantly, practical for the pharmacist so these new skills can be applied immediately in practice. Based on a five-step process perfected over ten years at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Pharmacy.

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Studying a Study and Testing a Test
by Richard K. Riegelman
ISBN: 9780781745765
Publication Date: 2004-10-25

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Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy
by Elaine Chiquette; L. Michael Posey; L. Posey; Chiquette, Elaine; Posey, L.; Posey; L.; And L. Posey
ISBN: 9781582120683

It is valuable to pharmacists and other health care professionals seeking to incorporate evidence-based medicine into practice.

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Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections
by David Isaacs
ISBN: 9781118636671
Publication Date: 2013-11-20

Practical and evidence-based, Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is designed to help the clinician with day-to-day decisions on the care of newborn babies with possible, probable or proven infections.


  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
    This tutorial was developed by staff at Duke University Medical Center Library and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Evidence-Based Practice
    An interactive Interprofessional Tutorial created by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries.

Levels of Evidence Pyramid

Levels of Evidence
Adapted from Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians. (2010).


  • Cochrane Library (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    Collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers, and a federated search feature that incorporates results from external databases.
  • DynaMed (EBSCO) (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    Content ranges from comprehensive reviews of diseases, conditions, and abnormal findings to highly focused topics on evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management. Drug and laboratory monographs developed and maintained by IBM Micromedex are also included.
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    Authoritative resource on dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and complementary and integrative therapies. Includes: interactive tools for safety, effectiveness and interactions; over 1,400 natural medicine monographs; and NMBER® evidence-based rating system for 185,000+ commercial brand products.
  • PubMed (Free access for all users)
    More than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MedLine, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Provides access to bibliographic information in Medline and other sources.
  • PubMed Clinical Queries
    “Search by Clinical Study Category” allows you to focus your search by question type and scope (broad/narrow). “Find Systematic Reviews” allows you to find systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and practice guidelines.
  • CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO). CINAHL Plus provides indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. CINAHL Plus also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals. Current Indexing to Nursing and Allied Health Literature provides indexing and abstracts for over 1,700 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1982.

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