MEDLINE is recognized as the premier index of biomedical literature. It is produced by the United States National Library of Medicine and covers thousands of international journals from 1950. Medline can be used to find primary EBP research.
The search tips below are for using Medline in the Ovid platform.
PubMed is essentially the free version of MEDLINE. One advantage of using PubMed is that access is free, which means that you will have access after you complete your studies.
If you are interested in the difference between MEDLINE and PubMed, the National Library of Medicine has a fact-sheet.
And for tips on searching in PubMed, please see PubMed Help
In the Medline database, try searching for the keywords – "evidence based practice" AND pharmacy AND (patient* OR healthcare) entered as in the example below (quotations marks "" are used to create a phrase search, AND is a boolean operator, the brackets () are a nesting tool used to create a logical search string & the asterix * is a truncation symbol used to expand a search, see the Search Strategies page for more information).
Alternatively you could try searching for the search terms or key concepts you identified from your own assignment topic.
Note: You may need to sign in first with your CSU username and password
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