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PDPT 529 - Evidence-Based Practice & Clinical Decision-Making: Find Articles

PICO statements and PubMed Searching

PubMed Tutorials

Not all of the articles indexed in PubMed have the full text freely available.  If/When you encounter articles that are not freely available through PubMed, here is how you can access the articles:

  • If you use the PubMed through the George Fox University Library, there will be a button at the top right with a database name (Elsevier, OVID, etc.). If you click button, you will be routed to the full text of articles not freely available through PubMed.
  • If the article is not available through any of the journal sources provided by the George Fox University Library you will need to request the article through interlibrary loan. It can take 24-hours to 2-weeks to get the article from the lending library. The article will be delivered electronically, and you will receive e-mailed instructions on how to access the article.

Research Databases

Databases below contain full-text articles for your research papers, and for locating evidence-based practice literature.


Evaluate the Literature

Critical Appraisal Worksheets: interactive forms for evaluating articles related to diagnosis, e-prognosis, harm, systematic reviews, and therapy (developed by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine). Available in a variety of languages.