Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2022     Views: 7

Though many articles may be evidence based, for research purposes evidence based generally refers to articles in the medical, nursing, psychiatry and related health sciences fields.

  • Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care (Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000).
  • Evidence based might be described as evidence based practice, evidence based healthcare or evidence based medicine.
  • Like other advanced research, the best way to find the required articles is using databases that provide a specific way to limit to those kinds of resources.
  • In the CINAHL database you can apply an evidence based limit to your search.
  • There are more databases with evidence based articles, but you have to take a different approach since they don't have a limit to apply. Here's how:
    • Search with your topic but add the term AND "evidence based" with quotes.
      Example search: "mental health" AND "evidence based"
    • On the result list you will then have to select evidence based as a subject. What is under varies by database.

You can see more details on Tips for Finding Evidence Based Articles

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