Quick Link: Research Databases
Evidence-based medicine (a.k.a., evidence practice) is an integrative approach to health care. It combines clinical expertise, the best scientific evidence available, and a patient's values to make clinical decisions about individual patient care.
|Clinical Expertise||Best Scientific Evidence||Patient Values|
|Years of experience||Sound methodology||Patient preferences|
Open Access Resources
Tips for Selecting & Searching Databases
Boolean Operators: AND | OR | NOT - Combine these operators to improve your search results.
AND and NOT narrow your results, while OR expands your results. Examples:
Combine these terms to create more complex searches. Example:
Phrase Searching: Put quotations around multiple words to search them as a single phrase. Example:
Truncation: In many databases, you can use * at the end of a word to search for multiple forms of the word. Example:
For more information on database powersearching, take a look at our Database Powersearching video.