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Critical Nursing Resources: Evidence-Based Nursing

Information resources selected by nursing faculty and librarians to support the nursing curriculum.

Evidence-Based Practice

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

The Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library is a regularly updated electronic library designed to provide the evidence needed for healthcare decision making. See for information about access to the Library.

HSTAT Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT) is a free, web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT's audience includes health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups.

Joanna Briggs Institute a collection of evidence-based practice resources, driven by the needs of health professionals and consumers worldwide. 

McMaster University Resources for Evidence-Based Practice Learn about the core concepts of evidence-based practice and discover resources for developing your skills in EBP.

National Guideline Clearinghouse  Summaries of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

PubMed Health  Summarizes information based upon multiple evidence-based reviews of clinical trials referred to as "clinical effectiveness reviews." These reviews focus on treatments and methods that have proven to be effective, and the target audiences are both clinicians and consumers.

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