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Evidence-based Decision Making (EBDM) and Journal Club Guide: More Evidence-Based Information Resources

This guide is intended as a general resource for all things related to EBDM--with a specific focus on students, trainees, and faculty who are participating in journal clubs.

Arizona Health Sciences Library and more

Explore the Arizona Health Sciences Library website (  for direct access to a variety of databases, books, journals, and other resources.



Introduction to EBM Resources

Formulating a Clinical Question

Finding Primary Studies (Individual Studies)

Finding Guidelines

Finding Pre-appraised Summaries

These resources, also referred to as "Synopses" or "Structured Abstracts"  feature summaries of critically appraised individual studies and systematic reviews.

Finding Textbook-like Summaries

Finding Systematic Reviews

Contact Information

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Carol Howe
Health Sciences Library
(520) 626-2739

Meta-search Engines

Meta-search engines use a single platform to search across multiple sources. For example, a meta-search engine may search across MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse all at once. Our own EBM Search engine is just one such example.