The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram (2023)The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram (version 4) is an updated version of the previous iteration (version 3) created in 2020. It offers a more detailed depiction of the steps involved in research, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice, with new callouts on ethical reviews, feasibility, research data, and changes in verbiage.
It is important to note that the clinical inquiry process is not a linear, sequential process. Rather, individuals may find themselves working on different parts of the process simultaneously or even revisiting previous steps as they move forward. This can be influenced by various factors, such as evolving evidence, organizational changes, and team dynamics to name a few.
The Clinical Inquiry Question Development Checklist (2023)The Clinical Inquiry Question Development Checklist is a handout used in instructional sessions with nurses about the clinical inquiry process. This process includes evidence-based practice, performance improvement, and research. The revised handout closely aligns with the 4th version of the Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram and contains information related to the performance improvement process and various other aspects of the clinical inquiry process.
Doing a Good Search : Basic Rules and Search Tips (2023)This handout is an update of a previous handout and should be used as a reference for those learning how to search databases effectively. The handout covers the basic rules of doing a good search in order to search more efficiently and effectively. The revised handout includes information related to Boolean operators, types of questions, and a list of potential databases to be searched for various clinical questions.
PubMed/MEDLINEThe primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.
CINAHLCoverage: (1937 - present)
Expanded version of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature with full text for over 600 journals, plus evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, drug records, and more than 200 books.
EmbaseBiomedicine and pharmacology citation database (1974 - present) with an international scope. Recommended for use in systematic reviews, and for finding drug and medical device information
Web of ScienceMultidisciplinary database that is a good place to search for basic science journal articles. Includes citations for conference proceedings as well.
GLOBAL HEALTH on CAB DirectSpecial public health database with literature on a global scale from both the developed and developing world.
Cochrane LibraryDatabase of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Includes Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, Controlled Trials Register, and Review Methodology.
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access)Options for accessing the National Agricultural Library's comprehensive source of bibliographic citations covering all aspects of agricultural sciences, botany, ecology and related areas.
PsycINFOAPA database of Psychology and Psychiatry literature
TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) DatabaseThe TRIP Database performs a simple search in more than 60 databases related to evidence-based resources, allowing rapid identification of the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. You can easily restrict your search to a given level of evidence in the hierarchy.
ECRI Guidelines Trust™This resource provides access to clinical practice guideline briefs and scorecards that provide ratings as to how the guidelines meet the Institute of Medicine (IOM) standards for trustworthiness. The ECRI is the organization that assisted the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) in maintaining the National Guidelines Clearinghouse before it was shut down.