Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) resources: systematic reviews, recommended practices, evidence summaries and tools for EBP implementation, point-of-care, appraisal, quality improvement and research.


JBI’s content database contains a unique suite of information for evidence-based health care practice:

  • Evidence Summaries - Literature reviews that summarize existing international literature on common health care interventions and activities
  • Evidence Based Recommended Practices - Database of procedures, based on the best available evidence, that describe and/or recommend practice on various clinical topics
  • Best Practice Information Sheets - Series of information guideline sheets produced specifically for practicing health professionals
  • Systematic Reviews - Collection of comprehensive systematic reviews of international research literature completed by trained JBI reviewers
  • Consumer Information Sheets - Standardized summaries, designed just for consumers of health care (patient/client, relatives, care providers)
  • Plus, Systematic Review Protocols and Technical Reports

Ovid also offers JBI subject-area nodes complete with evidence-based information in the following fields:

  • Aged Care
  • Burns Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Chronic Disease
  • Emergency & Trauma
  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Services
  • Tropical & Infectious Disease
  • And More

Access 10 easy-to-use tools to help on every step of evidence-based practice implementation (must set up personal account on OVID to use these tools):

  • Point of care
    • JBI manual builder
    • JBI pamphlet builder
  • Appraisal & Implementation
    • JBI Journal Club
    • JBI RAPid (critically appraise research papers using a standardized checklist)
    • JBI Sumari (develop, conduct, and report on systematic reviews of multiple research papers)
  • Quality Improvement
    • JBI Paces (tool for conducing EB clinical audits
    • JBI Pool (used to collect and store patient related prevalence data)
    • JBI COOL (used to collect and store client related prevalence data)
  • Research
    • JBI Tap (assists researchers to analyze small qualitative data sets)
    • JBI CAN-implement (guide to assist in adapting existing guidelines for local use)