CINAHL Plus with Full-Text is a comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences. How to Export to Refworks
Cochrane Library A collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials. How to export to Refworks.
Simultaneously runs two searches in PubMed- first for systematic reviews, using the Clinical Queries filter, displayed under the “Systematic Reviews in PubMed” heading, The second uses a systematic review methods filter to find methods guidance and studies. Those results are displayed in the “Systematic Review Methods in PubMed” heading.
PubMed (MEDLINE) The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. How to export to RefWorks
Medline via Web of Science
You can also MEDLINE using the Web of Science database which some people find easier.
Broader databases for searching evidence-based literature:
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities. It also contains tools that track, analyze and visualize scholarly work.
Comprehensive coverage of the preclinical, medical and pharmacological sciences. Strong in the European literature, EMBase includes 2,000 not currently covered by Medline.
Micromedex is a collection of databases containing full-text information on drugs, toxicology, and diseases. The drug information is detailed, referenced, and includes drug comparisons and identification, therapeutic class searching, and dosing. Micromedex also includes an extensive patient education component.
Evidence-based clinical reference tool written by physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis to help health care providers in their daily practice. Designed to provide quick answers to clinical questions. DynaMed Plus is a major upgrade to the DynaMed system and includes an improved search interface, thousands of graphics and images, specialty content, mobile access, and enhanced drug information.
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Evidence-based nursing : the research-practice connection / Sarah Jo Brown.Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2012.
Nursing research : reading, using, and creating evidence / Janet Houser. Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2012.
Reading research : a user-friendly guide for nurses and other health professionals / Barbara Davies, Jo Logan.
Mosby Elsevier, c2008.
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) is produced by the NIHR Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK and evaluates systematic reviews in the field of healthcare and medicine. A summary of the review and critical commentary are written by experts in the topic area and in systematic reviews as a research method.
TRIP is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal articles.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. (UK based)
Citation Style Guides:
Evidence-Based Practice Quick Reference Guide (Alaska Medical Library)
Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences: EBP Nursing Tutorial (UIC
Analyzing Sources & Literature Review tutorials:
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell Libraries)