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Evidence-Based Practice: Finding Evidence - PubMed

PubMed Clinical Queries

Use PubMed Clinical Queries to find high-level evidence studies. Results of single search filtered into 3 clinical research areas: Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews and Medical Genetics.


PubMed Clinical Queries uses specialized methodology search filters to retrieve clinically sound studies regarding the therapy, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis of diseases.

Useful MeSH Terms for EBM

The Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library has developed a list of MeSH terms recommended for evidence-based medicine research.

EBM Study Types in PubMed

Use Article type filters to obtain meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, case reports, practice guidelines, etc.)

Use MeSH subject terms instead of Article type filters to obtain case-control (retrospective) and cohort studies (prospective) studies.

NLM's Online PubMed Tutorials

Searching PubMed

PubMed is the most widely used database in our collection. Below is a PubMed training resource developed by the Baylor Health Sciences Library. Included in the guide are instructions on searching, filtering results, obtaining appropriate study types, and finding full-text literature: 

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