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Evidence-Based Practice Literature Resources


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Using the Haynes 5S Model, from the listing below, choose the type of EBM resource that most closely matches your need.  

Use your Lowell General Hospital library card to access sites that display the Lowell General Hospital library card graphic.Haynes Pyramid  I need a Lowell General Hospital library card.

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




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This refers to patient-specific information directly from the EMR or other computerized decision support systems.  


Sites that have been critically appraised including best practices, EBP guidelines, and general consensus guidelines.

AHRQ Evidence-Based Practice

LGH Library CardCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews This database contains full text articles as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually. For all Cochrane Databases, click here & choose EBSCOHost Web.

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Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) This database includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world, which have been critically analyzed according to a high standard of criteria. Reviewers at the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York, England conduct this appraisal. DARE's abstracts include a description of the systematic reviews methodology, results and conclusions. It provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist.

Evidence-Based Medicine Resource Center Clinical Practice Guidelines  A metalist of clinical guidelines arranged by medical specialty

Johanna Briggs Best Practice Information Sheets
Lowell General Hospital Dictionaries, Directories Encyclopedias & Reference Books

LGH Library Card (Small)Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice



National Guideline Clearinghouse Nursing Organization Links

LGH Library Card (Small)Nursing Reference Center An Evidence-Based Practice database of nursing literature and tools for Lowell General Hospital nursing personnel.  NRC is a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals, directly at the point-of-care. This database offers staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty and hospital librarians the best available and most recent clinical evidence from thousands of full-text documents. Nursing Reference Center provides in-depth content from top publishers covering areas including conditions and diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab & diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, and much more.

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

LGH Library Card (Small)Stat Ref A full-text online resource containing clinical textbooks. (See also: Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias & Reference Books)

  UpToDate in Medicine (available within the Lowell General Hospital firewall only) 


American College of Physicians ACP Smart Medicine
Medscape Nurses


SUMsearch 2
Turning Research into Practice  (TRIP)


LGH Library Card (Small)CINAHL and Pre-CINAHL CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for over 1,700 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1982, totaling over 1,000,000 records. Citations located in this database may be ordered by staff and affiliates through the Health Science Library. NOTE: LOGON TO THIS SERVICE OUTSIDE OF LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL REQUIRES A LIBRARY CARD BARCODE NUMBER FROM THE HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY
Use "Advanced Search" and be sure to check off "Evidence-Based Practice"  in the boxes below the search box when searching.

LGH Library Card (Small)Lowell General Hospital Access to PubMed This Federally funded database  is the largest medical literature database in the U.S. When searching, cut and paste the following into the search box:  (("Evidence-Based Nursing"[MeSH] OR "Evidence-Based Practice"[MeSH]) AND (Your term here))

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