Ask yourself the 5 W's and H: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? (Who are the stakeholders? What is the issue/problem/concern/innovation? Where and When will it/does it occur? Why is it important? How will you propose to address it?)
Do background research to make sure you have a solid foundation
Create a research question to guide your search
Acquire Evidence - Search the Literature
Where will you search?
What types of studies or data will be most helpful in answering your question?
Appraise the Evidence
Critically appraise the evidence/research you found: what methodologies were used? How was the data analyzed and reported? Are the conclusions supported by the data?
This tutorial was developed by Connie Schardt, Duke University Medical Center Library and Jill Mayer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library. Robert Ladd, HSL at UNC-Chapel Hill designed the graphics and the user interface. View the full tutorial from the beginning here: http://www.hsl.unc.edu/services/tutorials/ebm/welcome.htm