Mercer University Medical Libraries
EBM RESOURCES
EBM Pyramid of Evidence

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TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) Database
Simultaneously searches evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and critically-appraised topics and articles. Also searches MEDLINE’s Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information leaflets.

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Mobile Resource PubMed for Handhelds (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
PubMed for Handhelds (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Choose Search MEDLINE/PubMed and use the Systematic Reviews filter.
  Cochrane (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
Cochrane (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Includes abstracts and full reviews of controlled trials, methodologies, economic evaluation, and health technology assessment.
Critically-Appraised Topics
National Guideline Clearinghouse
            A comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans. Note: Guideline evidence varies from expert opinion to high levels of evidence.
Mobile Resource Dynamed (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
Dynamed (Mercer Off-Campus access)
          A point-of-care reference tool designed to provide doctors and medical researchers with the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making. DynaMed provides clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2000 topics.
Mobile Resource Essential Evidence Plus (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
Essential Evidence Plus (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Evidence based information about health conditions and interventions.
Critically-Appraised Individual Articles
ACP Journal Club (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
ACP Journal Club (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            The editors of this journal screen the top 100+ clinical journals and identify studies that are methodologically sound and clinically relevant. An enhanced abstract, with conclusions clearly stated, and a commentary are provided for each selected article. Published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.
Bandolier
          An independent journal about evidence-based healthcare published in the UK.
Randomized Controlled Trials
Mobile Resource PubMed for Handhelds (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
PubMed for Handhelds (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Choose Search MEDLINE/PubMed and use the Search with no filters. Enter your search term/s AND randomized controlled trial. Alternatively, select PICO search and choose Randomized Controlled Trial from the Publication type drop down menu.
Cohort Studies
Mobile Resource PubMed for Handhelds (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
PubMed for Handhelds (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Choose Search MEDLINE/PubMed and use the Search with no filters. Enter your search term/s AND cohort study.
Case Control Study
Mobile Resource PubMed for Handhelds (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
PubMed for Handhelds (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Choose Search MEDLINE/PubMed and use the Search with no filters. Enter your search term/s AND case control study.
Case Series/Case Report
Mobile Resource PubMed for Handhelds (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
PubMed for Handhelds (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Choose Search MEDLINE/PubMed and use the Search with no filters. Enter your search term/s AND case report.
Background Information/Expert Opinion
Mobile Resource eMedicine/MedScape
            Has over 10,000 physician authors and editors who create thousands of peer-reviewed, disease specific articles. Includes over 100 useful medical tools and calculators, as well as a clinical image case, radiograph and ECG of the week, and over 30,000 images.
  eBooks (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
eBooks (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Over 1,000 electronic books.
  AccessMedicine (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
AccessMedicine (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Searchable database of 43 electronic textbooks and reference books including: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine; Hurst’s the Heart; Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Diseases; the Lange series in the basic medical and clinical sciences; and color atlases of cardiology, dermatology, microbiology, hematology, endoscopy and others.
Clinical Key (Memorial On-Campus/Remote One and Mercer On-Campus access)
Clinical Key (Mercer Off-Campus access)
            Searchable database of 115 full text reference books and over 90 full text current journal titles.
Mobile Resource EBSCOhost (Mercer On-Campus and Off-campus access) No Memorial acceess.
            Click on "Databases" to select Alt Healthwatch, HealthSource: Nursing/Academic, MEDLINE, PsycARTICLES, and the Sociological Collection.

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