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  1. Cullum, N, Users' guides to the nursing literature: an introduction. Evidence-Based Nursing, 2000 Jul; 3:p. 71-72. [Free Full Text]
  2. Rosenberg, W. and A. Donald, Evidence based medicine: an approach to clinical problem-solving. BMJ, 1995. 310(6987): p. 1122-1126. [Free Full Text]
  3. Sackett, D.L., Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 1997, New York: Churchill Livingstone. xii, 250. [Book available at Penn State]
  4. Sackett, D.L. and J. Sonis, Evidence-based medicine : how to practice and teach EBM. 2000, Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh ; New York. [Book available at Penn State]
  5. Flemming K. Asking answerable questions [editorial]. Evidence-Based Nursing 1998 Apr; 1:36-7. [Free Full Text]
  6. McKibbon A. PDQ: Evidence-based principles and practice. Hamilton: BC Decker, 1999. [Book available at Penn State]
  7. Richardson, W.S., et al., The well-built clinical question: a key to evidence-based decisions. ACP J Club, 1995. 123(3): p. A12-3.
  8. Cook, D.J., C.D. Mulrow, and R.B. Haynes, Systematic reviews: synthesis of best evidence for clinical decisions. Ann Intern Med, 1997. 126(5): p. 376-80. [Free Full Text]
  9. Fletcher, R.H. and S.W. Fletcher, Evidence-based approach to the medical literature. J Gen Intern Med, 1997. 12 Suppl 2: p. S5-14. 
  10. Gallagher, P.E., Getting started in evidence-based health care: a guide to resources. Med RefServ Q, 1999. 18(4): p. 1-10.
  11. Hunt, D.L., R. Jaeschke, and K.A. McKibbon, Users' guides to the medical literature: XXI. Using electronic health information resources in evidence-based practice. Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group. Jama, 2000. 283(14): p. 1875-9. [Free Full Text]
  12. McKibbon KA, Marks S. Searching for the best evidence. Part 1: where to look [editorial]. Evidence-Based Nursing 1998 Jul;1:68-70. [Free Full Text]
  13. McKibbon KA, Marks S. Searching for the best evidence. Part 2: searching CINAHL and Medline [editorial]. Evidence-Based Nursing 1998 Oct; 1:105-7. [Free Full Text]
  14. Oxman AD, Sackett DL, Guyatt GH. Users' guides to the medical literature. 1. How to get started. JAMA 1993; 270:2093-6. @HMC
  15. How clinical evidence is put together [editorial]. Clinical Evidence
  16. Ploeg J. Identifying the best research designs to fit the question. Part 2: qualitative designs. Evidence-Based Nursing 1999 Apr; 2: 36-7. [Free Full Text]
  17. Roberts J, DiCenso A. Identifying the best research designs to fit the question. Part 1: quantitative designs. Evidence-Based Nursing 1999 Jan; 2:4-6. [Free Full Text]
  18. Russell, C.K., Gregory, D.M. Evaluation of Qualitative Research Studies. Evidence-Based Nursing 2003 6: 36-40 [Free Full Text]

Books on Evidence Based Practice available at Penn State

  • Essentials of nursing research: methods, appraisal, and utilization. by Polit, Denise F.
  • Evidence based nursing: a guide to clinical practice. by DiCenso, Alba
  • Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice. by Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek
  • Evidence for nursing practice. by Courtney, Mary D.
  • Evidence-based practice: a primer for health care professionals. by Dawes, Martin
  • Introduction to evidence-based practice in nursing and health care. by Malloch, Kathy
  • Knowledge for health care practice: a guide to using research evidence. by Brown, Sarah Jo
  • Nursing research: methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice. by LoBiondo-Wood, Geri
  • Shaping the facts: Evidence-based nursing and health care. by Smith, Pam


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