Information Skills

Evidence Based Medicine

Small purple icon of two people facing each other   Evidence Based Medicine and Critical Appraisal

Tutorials, guides and resources


BMJ Best practice: EBM toolkit (log in via OpenAthens account and select "evidence" tab)

Understanding Health Research (online tutorial)

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme)

Students 4 Best Evidence (online network for students interested in evidence-based healthcare)

Testing Treatments (interactive book covering key concepts for critical thinking about treatment claims)

RCN Critical Appraisal Resources

Bandolier: Learning Zone (includes guide to EBM, understanding trials and more)

Bandolier: EBM Glossary

BMJ: How to read a paper (links to BMJ articles on critical appraisal – OpenAthens account needed)

Book: Tricia Greenhalgh “How to Read a Paper”

Video: Critically Appraising for Antiracism - Ramona Naicker (Recording of session delivered at Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference (CALC) 2021 on some of the effects of racism in medical research and how to critically appraise for it.)

Cochrane Evidence Essentials online resource offering an introduction to health evidence, and how to use it to make informed health choices.