Essential Evidence Plus Contents:
Search for Evidence in CINAHL Plus with Full Text:
Use the options on the advanced search page to limit your results to evidence-based medicine articles.
Search limiters to consider:
Do not use all three of these options and publication type limiters at once as no articles will match ALL of these criteria. It is better to try each of these options in separate searches. You can however, choose multiple options inside a box such as the Publication Type box.
Find Evidence-Based Care Sheets in CINAHL:
CINAHL includes a set of updated Evidence-Based Care Sheets (1-2 pages in length). These sheets list care methods and the evidence upon which this care is based.
Once you have opened the CINAHL database, look at the blue navigation bar at the very top of the screen and click Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
For more in-depth information about formulating searches for evidence based resources, consult the following tutorials. Keep in mind that the tutorials listed here were created by other libraries, and they reference resources that may or may not be available through PCC Library.
The PICO model helps you to develop a specific, answerable research question about a clinical health topic. The health/medical literature can then be searched for evidence to answer the PICO question.
Below are a couple of examples of research questions with the PICO components identified.
In adults ages 65 and older, how does the use of an influenza vaccine affect the likelihood of developing pneumonia?
In sex workers, how do community empowerment interventions affect HIV transmission rates?