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This guide provides an overview of evidence-based practice resources, using the levels of evidence pyramid as a framework. Includes: point of care resources, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, literature databases, and background sources.
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Point of Care
Evidence-Based Resources

Check on info button for a description of each resource.

Practice Guidelines

In addition to the sources below, many professional organizations publish clinical practice guidelines on their websites (e.g. ACP, AAFP).


Levels of Evidence Pyramid with Information Resources

Levels of Evidence Pyramid with Information Resources

"Strength" of evidence refers to the ability to apply evidence to clinical care decisions.

Scroll down the page to access the information resources included in this chart.

Primary Literature

The databases listed below include primary literature sources, such as a journal articles that report the result of a research study or case studies. It is up to the clinician to appraise the literature's quality, validity, and applicability to a given patient.

Background Information / Expert Opinion

Background resources provide an overview of a disease or condition, including what is generally known and accepted.  Common examples include textbooks or review articles on a topic.  It is important to note the publication date and currency of references.



Blaisdell Medical Library

Phone: (916) 734-3529


Amy Studer
(916) 734-0206

Bruce Abbott
(916) 734‑3529

Marcus Banks
(916) 734-4634


TRIP Database

What is TRIP?

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

Critically Appraised Articles


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