Evidence-Based Practice Resources and Tutorials

The Medical Center Library & Archives are pleased to offer a wide range of resources to help build your skills in evidence-based practice. First coined in the mid-1990's, evidence-based practice is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."

Be sure to check out our self-paced interactive modules that step you through assessing your patient or problem, asking a well-built clinical question, searching the evidence, and appraising studies that answer questions of therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, and harms, as well as appraisal of systematic reviews. 

We also have a general information guide on evidence-based practice that connect you to a variety of resources, including reference texts, formulating a well-built clinical question and PICO, searching tips, as well as ready-to-download critical appraisal worksheets. 

1. Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ. 1996;312(7023):71-72.