The CINAHL database has special search tools that allow you to find EBP. Remember that you will need to
Follow the directions below to find EBP research in the CINAHL database.
From the CINAHL database homepage, select "Advanced Search."
Use the boxes on the right side of the screen to select sex and age of the patient you are studying.
Then enter the remaining information from your PICO question in the search boxes. Remember, you might not have a comparison.
The "Publication Type" box allows you to select from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and case studies.
Select the Randomized Control Trials box for this type of evidence.
If you need a cohort study, you will need to type "cohort study" into the search bar.
The "Clinical Queries" box allows you to search for research by question type. You can limit your search to:
Selecting the "Evidence-Based Practice" box will return all EBP results but will not filter by study or question type.