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”