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SUNY-Downstate Medical Research Library of Brooklyn: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

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CASP  (Critical Appraisals Skills Programme) Checklists for Research Papers

CASP offers a series on eight checklists to help a reader critically appraise different kinds of research papers., as well as brief explanations of each type of paper.  

The formats are very clear.  All the downloads are on the same page.  A user can either print out the checklist or complete it online.  

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Evidence Level and Quality Guide©

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Evidence Level and Quality Guide©

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Non-Research Evidence Appraisal©

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Individual Evidence Summary Tool©

Evaluating Web Resources

From the University of Minnesota

How to read a QUALITATIVE research paper: Papers that go beyond numbers (Qualitative Research)

This is part of the BMJ's collection on how to read a (research) paper and is specifically about qualitative research .

How to read a paper: Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research)

PRISMA Transparent Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

"PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions."

Economic Analysis Appraisal Guide

This guide, from the University of Alberta EBM toolkit, offers an approach to appraising articles of economic analysis.