Evidence-based Practice

Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contains high-quality, independent evidence that inform healthcare decision-making. It is primarily used for its database of systematic reviews and has many clinical trials, technology assessments, and economic evaluations. Use this resource when looking for evidence-based information. 


Subject Specialist
Picture: Iris Godwin

Iris Godwin
Head of Special Collections and University Archives
Tel: 541-885-1965

Cochrane Library Systematic Reviews Searching
Peer Review in 3 minutes
Professionals Producing Cochrane Reviews
Searching and Book Tips
See the video on searching in the Cochrane Library for systematic reviews above. It is both informative about the Cochrane Library and shows how to create a simple search. 
To search by subject in the Libraries CatalogCochrane Library, or PubMedMeSH terms may be used for better results. If you are not sure what MeSH is, watch the video, "Mesh Headings Part I & Part II". See it below with the PubMed Advanced Search Tutorial.

Perform a search in the OT Libraries catalog and see print and electronic titles such as these:
Painless Evidence-Based Medicine
Pharmacist's Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making (Includes EBM Glossary.)
Trisha Greenlaugh's book, How to Read a Paper, 2014 is available in print and elctronic format.

Starting points for Health Statistics
Finding and Using Health Staistics (Tutorial)
Berkley’s Glossary of Statistical Terms (Website) 
United States websites
Data.govCDC Data & Statistics
Oregon Tech Libraries Electronic Resources  and  
Oregon Tech Libraries Statistical Resources Topic Guide



MeSH Headings Part I and II
PubMed Advanced Search