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Evidence-Based Medicine Guide

A Library Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine

EBM Tutorials

A selection of tutorials covering Evidence-Based Medicine concepts:

  • Duke University/ UNC Tutorial
    This tutorial is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.
  • University of California Irvine
    This timed tutorial is concise, thorough, and has many audiovisual aides to help.
  • SUNY
    This is a quick written tutorial to browse through if you don't have time to view the timed tutorials.

Training Videos

Here is a collection of mini tutorials on finding the evidence provided by Neal Thurley and Owen Coxall who regularly tutor on CEBM courses. It is recommended that you watch them in order.

Flash versions require the latest Adobe Flash Player, and the PDF versions require the latest Adobe Reader.

If you are using a Mac OXS, please right-click on the PDF and save the Link as a PDF file, and then open and view the PDF in Adobe Reader.


  • Finding the Evidence 1- Using PICO to formulate a search strategy

Flash  -  PDF  -  YouTube


  • Finding the Evidence 2- Turning search terms into a search strategy

          Flash  -  PDF  -  YouTube


  • Finding the Evidence 3- Turning your search strategy into results: PubMed demonstration

Flash  -  PDF  -  YouTube

We recommend printing this copy of the search strategy to accompany Video 3.




Library Support

If you have any more questions of need additional support with Evidence-Based Medicine, you can visit the Health Sciences Library, set up an appointment to meet with your personal librarian, or contact the library via email or by phone.