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Evidence-Based Medicine: TOP RESOURCES - Start HERE

A basic introduction to the history and steps of evidence-based medicine, with a focus on the EBM resources held by the Whittemore Library.

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EBM DEFINIED:

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of  clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information.

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TOP ONLINE EBM WEBSITES

THE 5 STEPS

THE LEVELS OF EVIDENCE

 

 

When doing EBM, it is preferable to obtain evidence from as high up the 'hierarchy of evidence' as possible.

BACKGROUND INFO in EBM (Facts) for creating Clinical Questions

  • Search Credo Reference
    • Online Encyclopedias, Medical Dictionaries, Handbooks and more
    • Keyword search your topic, or browse books by topic or title
  • Search our (Minuteman) Book Catalog
    • Limit by location to FSU for on-site Whittemore Library books
    • Books may be physically in the Whittemore Library or available instantly online
  • Search RamSearch
    • This searches the book catalog and many (but not all) databases
    • Search, then limit your results to 'Books' or 'eBooks'

TOP FOREGROUND INFO in EBM (Research Articles) for answering Clinical Questions