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Database Guides: Joanna Briggs Institute

Information about using the various databases in the A-Z Online Resources,


What is it?

A source of evidence based healthcare information, over 3000 full text resources are available.

What is it for?

Use it to find resources to inform healthcare practice. For example you can find Recommended Practices, these are guides to performing interventions or procedures, Evidence Summaries, these are short reports which summarise the evidence on a particular healthcare intervention and Systematic Reviews, a review and analysis of the literature to date on a specific topic. Other resources (Best Practice Information Sheets, Consumer Information Sheets and Technical Reports) are available from the Joanna Briggs Institute, see the help pages for more information.

How to access it

Login to the Portal and then choose Joanna Briggs Institute from the A-Z List of Online Resources.

How to search      

See Successful Search Techniques.

See also More Searching below.

Full text?

Yes, all materials are available directly from the database.

Other useful resources

See the Evidence Based Practice Research Guide, Nursing Research Guide, Mental Health Nursing Research Guide or Midwifery Research Guide

Further help
See the Help link in the top right hand corner or click on "Ask a Librarian" at the top of the search screen.

More searching

Viewing Results

Click on Display in the search history box to view a list of your results.


To truncate your search terms use either * or $ E.g. infect* or infect$ will find either infected, infect, infection or infectious.

Publication Types and Subject Area Nodes

Use these to improve the relevancy of your results. For example to see systematic reviews about pain in cancer care, enter pain into the search box, select systematic review from the Publication Type and then select cancer care from the Subject Area Nodes.

Combining searches

Use the Search History box above the main search screen.