The MEDLINE 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 MEDLINE database.
Select "Advanced Search" from the MEDLINE database homepage.
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 in the search boxes. Remember, you may or may nor have a comparison.
The "Publication Type" box allows you to select from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized control trials, and case studies.
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 "EBM Reviews" box will limit your search to the following 6 journals