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Evidence at Becker: Research

Resources and services to support evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice at Washington University in St. Louis.

Literature Databases - Free

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice

National Guidelines Clearinghouse
Public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. An initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 16,500 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

PubMed (Medline)
(Be sure to access from to obtain quick links to library subscribed full text articles.)

Clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.

Literature Databases - Free to WU via Becker

Comprehensive database which holds over 20 million indexed records from more than 7,000 active, peer-reviewed journals.

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature.

Cochrane Systematic Reviews
Cochrane Systematic Reviews, considered the "gold-standard" in reviews of research in healthcare and health policy. Cochrane Reviews base their findings on the results of trials which meet certain quality criteria, since the most reliable studies will provide the best evidence for making decisions about health care.