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

American Family Physician
Top POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters) 

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

Evidence-Based Protocols

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

Bathing Persons with Dementia

Detection of Depression in the Cognitively Intact Older Adult

Elder Abuse Prevention

Elderly Suicide: Secondary Prevention

Guidelines for Writing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines

Hydration Management

Management of Constipation

Nurse Retention

Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Progressive Resistance Training


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