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Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals

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Library Resources

Healthcare-Related Databases

Using the CINAHL/MeSH Subject Headings Feature in EBSCOhost - Tutorial

Practice Guidelines in Library Databases

In many of the NOVA Library databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, Nursing Reference Center Plus), you can can limit your search to just practice guidelines - look for a limiter called "guidelines" or "practice guidelines", often found under "Publication Types". In DynaMed Look for the Guidelines link in the left hand column of the subject article.


Resources for Answering Background Questions


A number of textbooks, handbooks and databases may be consulted to effectively answer background questions. The library also has many ebook collections which you can check out on the Downloading eBooks Research Guide.

EBP Tools from ). Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines, 3rd ed.

Some selected EBP tools from Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines., 3rd ed. (2018) by Deborah Dang & Sandra L. Dearholt

EBP Metasearch

Free Online Resources

National Guidelines Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from more than 100 institutions and organizations. It is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans. Note: Due to a loss of funding in 2018, no new guidelines have been added since then.

Professional Organizations such as the American Heart Association, the National Cancer Institute, the American Psychiatric Association or the American Academy of Pediatrics may post relevant evidence based medicine reviews or practice guidelines based on ebm reviews on their Web sites.

At least some of these, prior to late 2018, will be picked up by the National Guidelines Clearinghouse.

Some specific organizational guideline links can be found to the left, in the center column of this guide.