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HS 625: Evidence Based Therapeutic Modalities: Resources for Evidence-Based Research

This guide is designed for students of HS 625.

Recommended Library Resources for Evidence-Based Research

Web-Based Resource: National Guideline Clearinghouse

The National Guideline Clearinghouse or NGC is a project from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality which is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Here are some highlights & features:

  • It offers extensive information on evidence-based clinical guidelines
  • Videos are available and these provide training about effective searches and personalizing and saving results
  • Searches can be done with natural language or MeSH terms
  • Results are succinct and well organized and can be downloaded is different formats
  • Results can be easily compared
  • Guideline syntheses allow analysis of guidelines on similar topics
  • Guideline matrix allows very focused searching

Web-Based Resource: Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine or CEBM is based at University of Oxford. Some of the resources include:

  • An archive of presentations on evidence-based medicine
  • You-tube videos that demonstrate research strategies
  • Instructions for effective searches
  • Information about projects that are based on evidence-based medicine