These specialised databases collect evidence of interest to specific health science disciplines. Studies are often rated for methodological quality to assist you to evaluate their validity and interpretability. See Finding Evidence for a full list of sources of evidence.
A systematic search seeks to locate all the evidence on a research question, using systematic methods. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Evidence Based Practice (EBP) describes the practice of making decisions about patients and treatments based upon up to date and reliable evidence. For healthcare practitioners, this consists of "producing evidence; making evidence available; [and] using evidence" (Gray 2001, p14).
Here are a selection of books on EBP in the Health Sciences Library - or search the catalogue for a full list.
You may be asked to locate or appraise a systematic review on your research topic - or you may need to complete a systematic review of your own. The books below will give you an overview of systematic review methods: