CINAHL - In order to find the best evidence in nursing or
allied health literature, access CINAHL from the Library's Information
Resource page. To find evidence in this database, perform your search
as usual and limit it by the Special Interest Category (click on the button
at the bottom of the page) and choose Evidence Based Practice.
Those interested in Evidence-Based Practice in nursing and the allied
health services should also check the Nursing and Allied Health section
on the Library's EBM
Resource Page .
PSYCINFO - The best way to find good evidence in psychology literature
is to do a "fielded search" in PsycINFO. Enter the desired level
of evidence (Meta Analysis, Empirical Study, Clinical Trial, Double
Blind Design, Quantitative Study) and then select the field Form/Content
Type. It may also be necessary to enter the level of evidence or
some of the other "filters" discussed in the section on PubMed searching.
Those interested in Evidence-Based Practice in mental health care should
also check the Mental Health section on the Library's
EBM Resource Page .
Using the Internet
There is much good health information available on the Internet. There
is also much health information on the Internet that is false, misleading,
or potentially dangerous. As increasing numbers of patients become
familiar with the Internet, they will often look for information themselves.
Increasingly, people are looking for information on homeopathic,
complementary or alternative therapies. The Library's EBM Resource
Page offers examples of the best in terms of
Patient Education and Complementary
The Library's EBM Resource Page also offers resources available for the
specialists in the fields of geriatrics, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.
These sections may offer specialized resources such as Topic Reviews
specific to those specialties.