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

Welcome to Evidence at Becker

Due to the vast amount and complexity of medical information...



We all want that one tool that does it all and at the same time narrows in on the exact nature of our query. Unfortunately, there is no one tool that answers all our questions. In this guide, I will outline the best tools to handle specific queries and the best techniques with in each of those tools.   


Evidence Based Medicine (EBM): David Sackett writes that "the practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."


Evidence Based Practice (EBP): also known as "empirically-supported treatment (EST) refers to preferential use of mental and behavioral health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness as treatments for specific problems." developed by Archie Cochrane. 


Is there a difference between EBM and EBP? Yes. EBM is for medicine. EBP can be applied to any practice that is based on evidence. For example, a library collection built using use statistics is an example of EBP in Librarianship.


10 Minutes

If you have not found what you are looking for

in 10 minutes… it’s time to call me.


As your librarian I provide many Information Based Services for free including...

-ILLiad (requesting materials not available online)
-RefWorks: automatically create and format your bibliography and in-text citations
-Databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, EMBASE, CINAHL, Google Scholar)
-Finding articles, images, learning tools, and online textbooks


Help Me Help You: Invite me to…

  • meet with you
  • attend research team meetings
  • participate in your department committees
  • sit in on Grand Rounds and Conferences
  • shadow your clinical rotations and patient rounds
  • participate in your Journal Clubs