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Recommended Databases for Evidence-Based Research
The following is a list of recommended Library databases with your evidence-based research; for a complete list of all social work databases, go to http://lib.utep.edu/search/e?+=Social+Work
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) (EBSCO)
Bibliographic index for the professional literature of nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and healthcare derived from English-language and selected international source materials. Subject coverage includes management, behaviorial sciences, health sciences, librarianship, education, and consumer health. Materials indexed include journals, books, book chapters, pamphlets, audiovisuals, dissertations, educational software, conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, nurse practice acts, critical paths, and research instruments.
Cochrane Library (Wiley)
A collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews), the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methodology Reviews), the Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA), and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED). Includes full text, systematic reviews of empirical studies, complete with graphs, figures, odds-ratio diagrams, and tables, many of which can be manipulated for statistical analysis.
Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Database (OVID)
Provides online access to a range of resources to assist in evaluating evidence leading to informed clinical decision-making and best practice in health care. Features evidence summaries, evidence based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, and more.
Comprehensive bibliographic index that provides citations, abstracts, and some full text for international literature in the field of psychology drawn from source materials such as journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Subject coverage includes the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law.
PubMed is a free service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It provides indexing for bibliographic citations from MEDLINE (1966 - present), OLDMEDLINE (1950 - 1965), out-of-scope and publisher-supplied citations, in-process records, and selected other NLM-reviewed life science journal articles with full text in PubMedCentral. Provides comprehensive coverage of international biomedical literature. Materials indexed include scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. Many citations include abstracts and some include free full text or links to full text, based on institutional subscriptions.
- Add keywords to your searches that describe a type of evidence-base research. For example: clinical trial OR randomized clinical trial.
- Utilize limiters in the Advanced Search options. For example CINAHL has a limiter option for Evidence Base Practice, PsycInfo has a Methodology limiter to find Clinical Case Study articles.
- If you find an Evidence Based Summary, Recomended Practices or Systematic Review you might also check some of the articles cited in those resouces.