CAT: Critically Appraised Topic Worksheet
From Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries
CATMaker & EMB Calculators
An interactive computer based critical appraisal software
Critical Appraisal Tools
Worksheets from the Center for Evidence Based Medicine that discuss the critical appraisal of various types of research
Critical Appraisal Worksheets
Worksheets from Duke University that discuss the critical appraisal of various types of research
Duke University’s collection of videos and articles to explain statistic creation in EBM
Especially designed worksheets allow you to synthesize information from your readings. Topics include Clinical decision support systems, qualitative research, health-related quality of life, summarizing the evidence, therapy, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, economic analysis, prognosis, clinical practice guidelines, and harm.
The quick and fun video - Sketchy What is EBM?
UND’s Evidence-Based Healthcare Tutorial
UND’s School of Medicine and Health Science library created a tutorial with explanations and further links to resources discussing EBM in healthcare
Center for Evidence Based Medicine
This website contains explanations of EBM as well as links to resources for further learning and tools for EBM practice
Glossary of EBM Terms
Definitions of common EBM terms
More in-depth Tutorials - The following tutorials are aimed specifically at Evidence Based Medicine/Practice (EBM/EBP)
Medical Citations are requested in one of two formats... YOU choose which one suits your purpose!
AMA...What is it?
AMA is a documentary-note style of citation (which means you put a number in your text to cite sources of information and the reference list is in numerical order). AMA is a variation of the Vancouver system that is used by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other publications produced by the American Medical Assoc.
If you want to understand AMA...Here are a couple of resources
If you just want it done
You might give ZOTERO a try. It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension that you are able to use with most search engines to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you with nothing but a few clicks
Step 1: Choose an option / Make sure you ask your instructor which version they prefer
Step 2: Click it!
Click on the hyperlink and wou will find the download file on the bottom bar of your screen (if you are using Chrome). If not, look in your recent download file to locate the item. Double click to open the file. You will see a small red 'Z' icon flashing on the lower part of your screen. When you click on the flashing 'Z', an install prompt will appear midscreen.
What is it and where did it come from?
Simple reason for the name! Vancouver Style was originally set forth in 1978 by a group of editors from major biomedical journals who met in Vancouver, British Columbia. The style is recommended by the ICMJE or the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in word-heavy title, Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.
Current rules of use?
The ICMJE directs Vancouver style users to the free National Library of Medicine (NLM) ebook available from the PubMed bookshelf:
This page has examples of how to cite electronic materials (DynaMed, UptoDate,electronic journals, webpages, etc), articles in journals, and books!