Evidence-Based Databases

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)


Medline (PubMed)
PubMed is an Internet interface for MEDLINE.  Using the 'filters' feature in PubMed, you can restrict retrieval to articles that are most likely to answer your clinical question.

  • Clinical Trial
  • Clinical Trial, Phase I
  • Clinical Trial, Phase II
  • Clinical Trial, Phase III
  • Clinical Trial, Phase IV
  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Consensus Development Conference, NIH
  • Guideline
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health (CINAHL) provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health.  Evidence-based care sheets can also be found within the database.  Cinahl is available through Ebsco.

Publication types for limiting searches to Evidence-Based retrieval in Cinahl:

  • Clinical Trial
  • Nursing Interventions
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Research
  • Research Instrument
  • Standards
  • Systematic Review

Evidence-Based Links

The Journal of Family Practice
A list of POEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) published in the Journal of Family Practice.

Bandolier is a print and Internet journal about health care, using evidence-based medicine techniques to provide advice about particular treatments or diseases for healthcare professionals and consumers.

Cochrane Nursing Care Field
Find evidence based research and listen to podcasts.

The geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.

Evidence-Based Medicine
Evidence-Based Medicine is a bi-monthly journal designed to alert clinicians to scientifically meritorious and clinically important advances in treatment, diagnosis and clinical prediction, aetiology, prognosis, economics, and quality improvement.  WE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THIS JOURNAL.

Evidence-Based Medicine Toolbox
This toolbox provides worksheets, pocket cards, and EBM calculators.

Evidence-Based Nursing
Evidence-Based Nursing is a quarterly journal designed to alert practicing nurses to important and clinically relevant advances in treatment, diagnosis, aetiology, and prognosis.

Evidence-Based Practice Centers
A list of available evidence reports.

Pilots Database-Instrument Authority List
PILOTS is an electronic index to the Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress.  This list includes all projective tests, self-report questionnaires, structured interviews, and other assessment instruments that have been used in papers indexed in the PILOTS Database.

Evidence-Based Guidelines

American Pain Society

Association for Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing

US National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse is a database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents.

Evidence-Based Protocols

These can be found in the library's print collection.

Acute Pain Management in the Elderly with Quick Reference Guides/2000

Advance Directives Protocol with Quick Reference Guide and Consumer Information Sheet

Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Dementing Illness Protocol

Bathing persons with dementia

Consumer Info Sheet

Detection of depression in the cognitively intact older adult

Elderly Suicide: Secondary Prevention

Exercise Promotion: Walking in Elders Protocol with Consumer Information Sheet

Guidelines for Writing Evidence-Based Practice Protocols

Hydration management

Identification, Referral, and Support of Elders with Genetic Conditions Protocol

Individualized Music Protocol with Quick Reference Guide and Consumer Information Sheet

Interpreter Facilitation for Persons with Limited English Proficiency Protocol

Management of Constipation Protocol with Consumer Information Sheet

Music Therapy Programming for Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Protocol

Nurse Retention Protocol

Prevention of deep vein thrombosis

Prevention of Falls Protocol

Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Protocol

Progressive Resistance Training (PRT) Protocol

Prompted voiding for persons with urinary incontinence

Restraints Protocol with Quick Reference Guide

Split-thickness skin graft donor site care

Treatment of pressure ulcers

Wandering Protocol

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