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Core Nurse Practitioner Journals

American Family Physician. Full-text articles up to the latest issues in Medline Full Text. Tip: customize your search by adding search terms and by using the limiters on the left side of the results page.

CINAHL "top ten NP journals" search: Enter your terms, and then combine the results with the pre-created cluster of important NP journals.

Journal and Evidence-Based Databases

Cochrane Collection Plus. Controlled trials and other healthcare interventions, which include the Central Register of Controlled Trials, Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Systematic Reviews, NHS Economic Evaluation, Health Technology Assessments, and the Methodology Register.

Drug Information Portal. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, containing information on over 36,000 drugs from U.S. government sources.

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition. Articles from medical journals, plus the Lexi-Pal Drug Guide containing 1,300 generic-drug patient-education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Fact SheetWhat's the Difference Between MEDLINE® and PubMed®?

MEDLINE with Full Text. A database from the U.S. National Library of Medicine–National Institutes of Health. Articles from over 1,400 medical journals.

PubMed Clinical Queries . a subset of PubMed containing results limited to specific clinical research areas.

TRIP database. TRIP is a tool for you to find and use high-quality clinical-research evidence.

Scopus. The world's most comprehensive listing (with some full text) of articles in science, medicine, technology, and the social sciences.

Central Index database covers a broad range of journals and additional materials.


JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. Articles from 1998 to the present.

Evidence-Based Practice: An Overview

What is EBP?

      Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn’t. (1996). BMJ (British Medical Journal), 312(7023), 71-72.

Web Sites

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Center for Evidence Based Medicine—University of Oxford

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine—Toronto  (Note: Some sites require a fee to access.)  - a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world

National Guideline Clearinghouse  NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical-practice guidelines.

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse  NQMC is a public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets.

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