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Getting Started with EBP Literature

Methodology 

Because there is no single source for EBP on the Internet, the Lowell General Hospital Librarian has gathered many EBP sites together in once place for your convenience.

 This site uses the Haynes 5S Model to rank sites.  The pyramid was developed by Dr. Brian Haynes, a physician and researcher working at McMaster University, who articulated a method of categorizing EBP information by assessing its strength and weight of importance.

Haynes Pyramid

Haynes RB. Of studies, syntheses, synopses, summaries and systems: the "5S" evolution of information services for evidence-based helth care decisions.  ACP J Club 2006; 145:A8.  Used by permission.

  

  

  

Using the Site

Every database and every EBP web site functions slightly differently. Where appropriate, some simple instructions have been included to help you locate EBP resources.

Never hesitate to ask for help! If you have a question, or would like to suggest a site for inclusion in the listing, Contact the librarian by email or call x6247 for assistance M-F, 7:30- 4:00 PM.

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