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SJHC e-Library: Additional Resources


Many institutions have created free tutorials as introductions to evidence-based medicine. Please note that these tutorials may contain links to journals or databases with institution-specific restricted access.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
(Duke University Medical Center Library and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library)

This is a comprehensive self-paced tutorial that will take you through the EBM process, emphasizing the elements of a well-built clinical question and how to determine the validity of evidence. Suggested time to complete is 1 hour.

Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial
(The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate Medical Center)

This is a basic self-paced tutorial which introduces EBM principles and practices used in searching and evaluating the literature.

Evidence-Based Medicine Toolkit
(University of Alberta)

This site provides appraisal worksheets for different types of studies. From the website: "This is a collection of tools for identifying, assessing and applying relevant evidence for better health care decision-making. The appraisal tools are adapted from the Users' Guides series prepared by the Evidence Based Medicine Working Group and originally published in JAMA."

National Collaborative Centre for Methods and Tools
(Public Health Agency of Canada)

Online modules on various topics (e.g. Critical Appraisal of Intervention Studies, Introduction to Evidence-Informed Decision Making) - free registration required.

Introduction to EBM
(Boston University Medical Center)

5-minute online tutorial, including self-assessment.

Introduction to EBM
(University of Alberta and McGill University)

Slide presentation, originally given as a lecture for medical school students.

Practising EBM
(Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Toronto), CIHR)

Self-paced tutorial centred around clinical scenarios. Also contains various tools and links to knowledge translation resources.


Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
(Oxford University)

The Centre promotes evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to anyone who wants to make use of them. Includes the EBM Toolbox, an assortment of materials which are very useful for practitioners of EBM, and EBM Teaching Materials, including PowerPoint presentations.

Evidence-Based Practice
(Duke University Medical Center Library)

Resource and teaching guide for evidence-based practice. Note that this is not identical to the tutorial, although there is some overlap.

Evidence-Based Medicine: Teaching Materials
(Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries)

A collection of resources and article citations for the various steps in the EBM process.