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NURS : Nursing: Evidence - Based Practice (EBP)

NURS 224: Library Resources

This handout explains Evidence - Based Practice, describes the format of an Evidence - Based Practice article, and tells you what resources contain Evidence - Based Practice articles.

Evidence-Based Practice

What is evidence-based practice?  Here is a definition from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

Evidence-based practice can be thought of as doing research to find a new way to do something. The information must be used with clinical experience or knowledge and the patient's needs.

Types of research used in evidence-based practice:

Case study



Systematic Reviews

RCT: randomized controlled trial



EBP Pyramid (Quality of evidence)

Resources for finding Evidence-Based Practice

National Guideline Clearinghouse

National Guideline Clearinghouse


Evidence Based Reports  provides access to EPC Reports  that offer comprehensive, science-based information on common costly medical conditions and new health care technologies and strategies. Your search results cover complete titles of released evidence reports, comparative effectiveness reviews, and technical briefs.

Other websites