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Evidence-Based Practice Library Help Guide: Welcome

A guide to locating evidence-based resources from the OCCC Library.

Welcome to the Evidence-Based Practice Help Guide

You are being asked by your Professor to locate evidence-based practice resources. This guide can assist you with finding these resource. Select the tabs above to find information and resources to use when finding evidence-based practice articles and care sheets.

The links below will explain evidence-based practice.

If you need more assistance, contact the Library.

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

"Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an approach to health care wherein health professionals use the best evidence possible, i.e. the most appropriate information available, to make clinical decisions for individual patients. EBP values, enhances and builds on clinical expertise, knowledge of disease mechanisms, and pathophysiology. It involves complex and conscientious decision-making based not only on the available evidence but also on patient characteristics, situations, and preferences.  It recognizes that health care is individualized and ever changing and involves uncertainties and probabilities. Ultimately EBP is the formalization of the care process that the best clinicians have practiced for generations". 

Source: McKibbon KA (1998). Evidence based practice. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 86 (3): 396-401.

Evidence-Based Practice in CINAHL Complete Video

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The Library Assistance Desk is located on the first floor of the Library near the Circulation Desk. 

Phone Numbers:

Circulation Desk: (405) 682-7564 
Library Assistance: (405) 682-1611 x7251


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