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Physician Associate Studies: EBP: Searching for the Evidence

Library Databases

Free Resources

ACCESSSS Federated Search

Developed by McMaster University, ACCESSSS is an open access EBM search engine. Reviews over 120 journals; searchable database; provides ratings for each article; can set up email alerts; full-text is available through Pacific’s library only. Access notes: Free account is required.

DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects)

Is produced by the NHS (National Health Service) Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) from the United Kingdom. It provides reviews of selected systematic reviews and includes discussion of the interventions and outcomes studied; the conclusions drawn; strengths and weaknesses of the review; and implications for practice.

PubMed Clinical Queries

Pre-set search filters to focus your search in 3 areas. (1) Clinical Study Categories: Select a Category (Etiology, Diagnosis, Therapy, Prognosis, or Clinical prediction guide) and a Scope (Broad or Narrow) to filter your search results. These options are available after you enter your search. (2) Systematic Reviews: Filters the search to include systematic reviews, meta-analyses, reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, consensus development conferences, and guidelines on your topic. (3) Medical Genetics: Filters a disease search for articles about genetic diagnosis, clinical description, management, counseling, molecular genetics, and genetic testing.

TRIP - Turning Research into Practice (free site) This link opens in a new window

• Is made to quickly provide evidence for clinical decision making
• Pulls information from Cochrane, National Guideline Clearinghouse, and Medline
• Allows you to search evidence based resources together, and very quickly.
• Includes a PICO search tool to help you in quickly searching the literature.
• Trip has been online since 1997
• Also searches across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.