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Applied Health Sciences: A Guide to McFarlin Library Resources: Evidence Based Practice
This Research Guide will introduce you to the sources available at McFarlin Library for conducting research in the Applied Health Sciences field.
"Evidence-based practice (EBP), sometimes referred to as evidence-based nursing, is a problem-solving approach to clinical care that utilizes current best evidence from well-designated studies, a clinician’s expertise, and patient values and preferences."
(Fitzpatrick, J. J., Carpenter, R., & Smith, M. J. (2015). Encyclopedia of Nursing Education. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. p 144.)
"The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups." -- website
"This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI so you and your team can integrate the world’s best evidence into your practice." -- Ovid
"For more than 20 years, clinicians around the world have relied on UpToDate as their primary resource for medical knowledge at the point of care. The knowledge contained in UpToDate is evidence-based and continuously updated, but it is not merely an aggregation and report of the latest research; UpToDate presents a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence, followed by recommendations that can be acted on at the point of care. It combines an advanced publishing platform with the rigor of a sophisticated editorial process managed by a faculty of accomplished physician authors and editors, renowned leaders in their specialties." -- UpToDate website
IMPORTANT: To use UpToDate you must create a personal account by accessing the database through the above hyperlink. You can then use that account to access UpToDate from anywhere, including the mobile app. However, after 90 days you will be required to once again access UpToDate via the library website in order to validate your account for another 90 days.