PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. It has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.


speechBITE™ is a database that provides open access to a catalogue of Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy across the scope of Speech Pathology practice. This is an evidence based practice initiative between The University of Sydney and Speech Pathology Australia.


OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.

The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute is an International not-for-profit Research and Development Organisation specialising in Evidence-Based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. With over 54 Centres and groups, servicing over 90 countries, The Joanna Briggs Institute is a recognised global leader in Evidence-Based Healthcare.

EBM Online – Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine surveys a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the quality and validity of research. Practising clinicians assess the clinical relevance of the best studies. The key details of these essential studies are presented in a succinct, informative abstract with an expert commentary on its clinical application.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

CRD undertakes reviews of research about the effects of interventions used in health and social care. The centre maintains various databases, provides an enquiry service and disseminates results of research to NHS decision makers.

Health Links

Techniques for Locating Evidence Based Practice Resources: This site provides a number of links to resources regarding EBP, including information regarding the terminology used in EBP, overviews of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical guidelines, links to sites which help find peer-reviewed journal articles and links to tutorials on EBP.

EBM Internet Resources

This is a selective and annotated listing of the major sites related to evidence-based practice (EBP).

CEBM – Centre for Evidence Based Medicine


CEBMH – Centre for Evidence-based Mental Health

This website outlines the research and educational activities of this Centre, and also acts as a gateway to the range of resources developed by this Centre between 2000-2002. The UK NHS websites on depression, schizophrenia and suicide can be found through this site, alongside other sources of mental health evidence.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. The information helps health care decision makers - patients and clinicians, health system leaders, purchasers, and policymakers-make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.

The Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit organisation, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care.