Information Services

Evidence-based medicine

A range of resources to support evidence-based medicine (EBM).


A free online version of the monthly publication of evidence based reviews.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

The Oxford-based centre offers and 'EBM toolbox', training events and other resources such as an 'EBM glossary'.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination is a department of the University of York and is part of the National Institute for Health Research.

CRD undertakes high quality systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health and social care interventions and the delivery and organisation of health care

CRD guidance for undertaking reviews in health care is available here.

Clinical trials

Some web resources and subscription databases which can be used to find clinical trials.

Cochrane Collaboration webliography

An overview of the most important print and online resources for evidence-based health care and medicine.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is primarily known for its Database of Systemic Reviews but it is also a valuable source for finding ongoing trials, well-tested search strategies and other information to support evidence based medicine.

CONSORT Statement

The CONSORT Statement guidance supports improved reporting and transparency randomized controlled trials.

Critical appraisal tools

Effective Health Care bulletins

Effective Health Care bulletins are based on a systematic review and synthesis of research on the clinical effect, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of health service interventions.

Evidence based medicine toolkit

A collection of tools for identifying, assessing and applying relevant evidence for better health care decision-making, adapted from user guides series prepared by the EBM Working Group and originally published in JAMA.

PRISMA Statement

PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.