Finding the evidence

Pre-appraised evidence

Pre-appraised resources have been designed to assist clinicians with point of care decision-making. They contain research that has been selected, appraised and summarised by experts. To make your search process more efficient, we recommend that you start with these pre-appraised resources.

If you are looking for original studies, RCTs or case reports - go to our Databases page

Point of care evidence

BMJ Best Practice

Evidence based decision support tool for use at the point of care. Provides clinically focused evidence summaries and includes content from Cochrane Clinical Answers. 

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Using a question and answer format, CCA translates Cochrane reviews into practical recommendations to inform point of care decision-making.


Evidence based physician-authored point of care resource with recommendations for patient care.

Clinical search tools

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP

This database allows you to search a wide range of summarised and appraised evidence to inform your practice. Includes: evidence based recommended practices, evidence summaries, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews and protocols, consumer information sheets, and technical reports. 

NICE Evidence

Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

PubMed Clinical Queries

A search interface to find citations in the areas of clinical study categories, systematic reviews and medical genetics.

Trip Database

Clinical search engine that simultaneously searches evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines and critically appraised topics and articles.

Topic-specific resources

Transplant Library

Evidence based information on all aspects of solid organ transplantation, includes expert reviews of articles, guideline appraisals and relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews.

KSR Pain Evidence

Critically appraised systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the topic of pain, includes all RCTs on the topic of pain published since 2010. 

Transfusion Evidence Library

Systematic reviews, RCTs and health economic evaluations on all aspects of transfusion medicine, includes expert clinical commentaries on selected studies.

Systematic reviews

Cochrane Library

Contains the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL).


Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence. It is the largest source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making.

Appraised articles

ACP Journal Club

This journal screens the top 100+ clinical journals and identifies studies that are methodologically sound and clinically relevant. An enhanced abstract and commentary are provided for each article.

"Evidence-Based" journal series

From the BMJ Group, the 'Evidence-based' series contain primary research articles selected for quality and clinical relevance. Includes titles such as Evidence-Based Medicine, and Evidence-Based Nursing.

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