Evidence-Based Concepts

Searching for Evidence - 2nd Step in the EB Process, Accessing the scientific literature

  • Finding relevant evidence requires conducting a focused search of peer-reviewed professional literature based on the appropriate research methodology.
  • Forces the clinician to know where to look and how to look for primary and secondary research.
  • Keep the search simple and limit the search terms to the key words identified in the PICO question.

Complete the Dentalcare.com online course, #340, by Forrest and Miller on “Searching the Literature using PubMed.” Access via http://www.dentalcare.com