Maintained by: Connie Bongiorno

Last updated January 11, 2017

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Health Sciences Libraries Resources

Selected Tools and Web pages developed by your liaison librarians

Evidence-based Practice Tutorial

This is an interactive, self-paced orientation to foundational evidence-based practice methodology and skills. This tool features case studies from across the health professions, with an emphasis on finding and critically appraising best evidence.

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

CEBM is a great resource both for its own content and links to other EBP sites. Under EBM Tools you can find critical appraisal worksheets, calculators, and guides for finding the best evidence. Resources provides copies of EBP presentations (which are you free to reuse), workshop videos, and links to articles and other EBP groups on the web.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (Toronto)

CEBM Toronto website provides a nice walkthrough with examples on how to practice EBM and includes tips for teaching EBM and a few critical appraisal worksheets (under Teaching EBM). You can also find a nice list of resources under Evidence Resources.

Information Mastery (Tufts University)

Great collection of powerpoints, handouts, readings, and worksheets from the Tufts Information Mastery curriculum and workshop.

University of Alberta Evidence Based Medicine Toolkit

The EBM Toolkit goes through how to critically appraise a wide range of study types and includes printable (and editable) critical appraisal worksheets.

Bandolier Extra

Bandolier was an early journal focused on evidence based medicine. While they no longer published, their essays (especially the What is...? series) on critical appraisal topics are still relevant and of high-quality.

Canadian Medical Association Journal - EBM Series

Collection of articles from CMAJ covering EBP issues and concepts.

JAMA Users Guide to the Medical Literature Series

This are links to the original series of articles in JAMA on how to read and appraise literature. Since then, the articles have been turned into a book and website, but the original articles are still very good.

Users Guide to the Medical Literature

This is a much larger and detailed guide than the above book. For most purposes, the above book is good enough, but the Users' Guide is useful for when you want to dive deeper into subtopics.