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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
Explaining Statistics
Duke University’s collection of videos and articles to explain statistic creation in EBM
JAMAevidence Critical Appraisal Worksheets
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. 

Rads Consult Web App

Deciding what imaging tests to order for patients? Should you order an X-ray first or go straight to computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? What about contrast? How do you handle an incidental finding when the CT report returns? These questions are daunting for students, residents and remain a challenge for seasoned providers. This web app is free and an easy at-your-fingertips resource

The quick and fun video - Sketchy What is EBM?


What is it? - 


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)

Evidence Based Practice Clinical Practice Resources

From Yale University posted on the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library web site.

Evidence-Based Medicine Toolbox

Developed by the Knowledge Translation Program of Toronto.

more...Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

Developed at Duke University Medical Center Library.Designed to assist faculty, house staff, and students at Duke University in understanding and teaching the principles involved in practicing EBM.

What is a Research Paper?

It is a written work that involves the processes of researching, critical thinking, source evaluation 

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

AMA References Within Your Paper

OWL Purdue Introduction to AMA

If you are a die-hard here is what is new in the 11th edition of the AMA Citation Manual (released February 2020) as well as a brief history of the style

  • AND here is the be-all and end-all... the NLM's free and downloadable manual for authors, editors and publishers - Citing Medicine 

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. 


Vancouver Style

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: 


Go here...

This page has examples of how to cite electronic materials (DynaMed, UptoDate,electronic journals, webpages, etc), articles in journals, and books!  

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Health Center-East, STE 103
Minot, ND 58701


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