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Language and Communication Science

For students, academics and researchers within the Language and Communication Sciences Division.

Evidence Based Practice

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) requires that decisions about health care are based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence.

There are a number of resources which you can use to find the latest research evidence.

Recommended databases

Databases can be used to retrieve the latest evidence from articles published in journals. Articles can consist of reports on clinical trials, research studies and reviews of research, such as systematic reviews.

The Library subscribes to a number of databases which you can access with your City email address. There are also databases available online which are free to use.

Below you can discover recommended databases for your course.

Evidence Based Practice research tools

Whilst databases can be used to find 'evidence' through providing access to articles covering academic studies, clinical trials, systematic reviews etc. some resources have been developed which, as well as providing access to these, also provide evidence in other formats e.g. clinical guidelines and policy documents.

'Point of Care' tools

Point of Care resources provide concise information on:

  • causes of conditions
  • signs and symptoms
  • how to assess and treat patients with specific conditions
  • the incidence and prevalence of conditions

Literature searching guide