• EBP in Nursing - Databases

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    Full Text Evidence Summaries

    ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI Essentials - 2015 Published by the American College of Physicians, the Physician's Information and Education Resource is a collection of more than 400 evidence summaries for guidance at the point-of-care.

    DynaMed -  Full text summaries of evidence on diagnosis and therapeutics for specific clinical topics.

    HSTAT: Health Services/Technology Assessment Text- Consensus statements, Preventive Guides, and Technology Assessments since 1994 for professionals and consumers.

    Nursing Reference Center-provides evidence based clinical information for education, research and point of care Includes links to articles in CINAHL.

    UpToDate -   Full text synthesis of evidence on diagnosis and therapeutics for specific clinical topics.

    Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database - A collection of evidence-based publications from the Joanna Briggs Institute including: evidence-based recommended practices; evidence summaries; best practice information sheets; systematic reviews and systematic review protocols; consumer information sheets; and technical reports.


    Systematic Reviews

    PubMed Health   Comprehensive database of systematic reviews worldwide, including Cochrane and information on clinical effectiveness.

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews    Full text appraisals of controlled trials on specific topics produced by a worldwide collaboration.

    DARE  - Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects provides structured abstracts of systematic reviews published worldwide.  Includes assessments of the research.

    PubMed Clinical Queries provides a filtered subset from PubMed - filtered for systematic reviews, met-analyses, consensus reports and guidelines. 


    National Guideline Clearinghouse  Searchable database maintained by NIH & AHRQ of evidence-based clinical guidelines submitted by various authoritative and professional agencies.

    Nursing Best Practice Guidelines From the Registered Nurses' Assoc. of Ontario guidelines for clinical client care and for Healthy Work Environments

    NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to produce guidelines to improve the quality of patient care within England and Wales.

    Article Abstracts with Appraisals

     ACP Journal Club  is indexed in PubMed. Add AND + search terms to the linked search.

    Databases for Research Articles

    CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Literature) is a premier database indexing approx. 3,000 journals (1981-present)  in nursing and allied health.

    Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials lists definitive controlled trials in healthcare used in developing Cochrane systematic reviews. More comprehensive than PubMed for clinical trials.

    TRIP: Turning Research into Practice, one of the original EBP databases is based in the UK and brings together all evidence-based healthcare resources on the internet. Multidisciplinary.

    Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.


    Databases for Measurement Tools

    Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)  1985-present  Database of measurement instruments: questionnaires, interviews, checklists, index measures, rating scales, test for researchers to identify required measurement instruments.

    PsycINFO is the largest database of scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral and mental health sciences.