EBP gathers together research evidence and the advice of experts. Below are links to some good, free resources:
Cochrane Reviews Summaries from the Cochrane Library, a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine research.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)/Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations A comprehensive database from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents.
Before you use a website for a paper or project, you should evaluate it and make sure it is appropriate for your class research. You can use the CRAAP test to help you determine if your source is a good one.
CRAAP scorecard for evaluating sources. The categories for scoring include:
Each category can be scored from one to ten with one being the low score and ten being the high score. The higher the total score, the more reliable the website may be. Any source scoring below thirty might not be considered acceptable for academic research.
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