A list of some relevant links





Clinical Evidence

This website from the BMJ Publishing group contains the most up-to-date evidence for effective health care from the BMJ. It contains summaries of what’s known . . . and not known about more than 200 medical conditions and over 2000 treatments as well as in-depth information on 230 conditions. You can also sign up for a free monthly email alert about the latest evidence on this website.


McMaster University Health Information Research Unit

Evidence-based Medicine: How to practice and teach EBM, which is a ‘’How to Do” book can be ordered from this website.



Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM)
http:// www.library.utoronto.ca/medicine/ebm/

The CEBM is a website whose goal is to help develop, disseminate and evaluate resources that can be used to practice and teach EBM for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health care professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines. It contains a lot of useful information on EBM such as: an introduction to EBM; Research; Sources of quality EBM resources; Guidelines for practicing EBM and a glossary of EBM terms among others.


Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Pubmed/

This site includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950s. It includes links to full text articles and other related resources.





The SCHARR network, through this website, aims at facilitating evidence-based healthcare. It provides support and access to helpful organizations and useful learning resources such as an evidence-based virtual library, software and journals. It also provides links to full text on documents on all aspects of Evidence-based Practice.



JAMA User’s Guide to the Medical Literature http://medicine.ucsf.edu/resources/guidelines/users.html




The JAMA series about all aspects of medical literature (26 articles so far) shows users how to use research articles in caring for patients. 



Users’ Guides to Evidence-Based Practice  http://www.cche.net/usersguides/main.asp



This website which is maintained by the Centre for Health Evidence contains a Users’ Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. It guides users on the use of medical information ie. how to ensure that information is evidence-based and how to apply such information. Among the users’ guides are: how to use articles about harm, diagnostic tests, therapy/intervention etc., as well as how to use guidelines and recommendations about screening , clinical practice, and clinical prediction rules among others.



TRIP Database


The TRIP Database is a leading resource of evidence-based medicine. It can be used to search out evidence-based information on numerous topics.




Healthfinder.gov is a guide to reliable consumer health information. Among its features are a health library which enables users to find information about diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, malaria, AIDS and many other diseases.




Evidence4U is an online resource that guides users on how to make informed health care decisions through teachings in methods of accessing, appraising and applying available health care evidence.


Searching the Medical Literature for the Best Evidence – UNC Chapel


This site is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine.