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Evidence-Based Practice Intro : Kinesiology / Movement Studies / Sports Medicine

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

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Lorena's COVID-19 Notes


If you need assistance, please use the "Schedule Appointment" link under my photo on the left side of this guide. You can also email me directly at - Lorena



  • Free and expanded electronic access for temporary online teaching and learning. During thw current period causing library closures, many publishers and library vendors are allowing special access to research databases and materials. Note that some of these will be invisible because they will be added to something we already have, like SAGE Research Methods or JStor.
  • Relevant highlights (although be sure to check the list for yourself!!): Publication Manual of the APA (6th and the new 7th editions); Access Medicine ; Harvard Health Review & a number of medical journals.


Guide Outline

  1. Quick overview: Evidence-Based Practice
  2. Quick overview: Database search strategies
  3. Types of research and levels of research evidence
    1. Primary, Secondary, Tertiary databases
    2. Types of studies
    3. Narrative reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  4. PICO: a systematic approach to creating a clinical question to answer through review and application of existing research
  5. Research and literature resources including databases and online critical appraisal libraries that can be used for conducting clinically relevant searches
    1. Pubmed

    2. SportDiscus

    3. Cochrane

    4. PEDro

  6. Conclusion: How to conduct a literature search using a clinical question relevant to athletic training practice using search techniques and resources appropriate for a specific clinical question

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