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Clinical guidelines and clinical evidence databases

Finding clinical evidence

The resources below may assist you in your search for clinical evidence.

Journal articles

Evidence based research is most commonly published in journal articles. Use the journal article databases on the Journals and journal articles page to find research articles for clinical questions. Medline, Pubmed, Embase and CINAHL are good places to start looking for research articles.

Clinical evidence databases

Clinical guidelines

Clinical guidelines provide evidence based information to support decision-making for patient care. Clinical guidelines can often be found in journal articles or clinical evidence databases, as well as in collections from national or state based groups.

Australian guidelines


Appraisal of clinical guidelines

The benefits of practice guidelines are only as good as the quality of the guidelines themselves.

AGREE II (Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation) is an internationally recognised, validated tool for the critical appraisal of clinical guidelines.