Evidence Based Resources

Netting the Evidence is a Google custom search that filters for evidence based practice results. To access, go to http://google.com and enter Netting the Evidence into the search box.


Cochrane Reviews database offers access to abstracts and plain-language summaries of Cochrane systematic reviews.


The UK’s Centre for Reviews and Dissemination offers three databases to search, either separately or simultaneously: National Health Service Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED), Database of Abstracts of Reviews and Effectiveness (DARE) and offers abstracts of critical assessments of systematic reviews focused on the effects of interventions used in health and social care. Such topics as prevention, rehabilitation, assessment and treatment are included.


Free with AOTA membership, this site contains links to summaries about OT interventions related to specific topics: Evidence Brief Series, CATs and CAPs. The AOTA Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Resource Directory provides links to websites related to the EBP of OT.


Database of abstracts of systematic review and randomized controlled trials related to OT.


Created by Australian OTs, this site contains nearly 50 Critically Appraised Topics (OTCATs) written by students and practitioners. A CAT is an overview, a shorter and less rigorous version of a systematic review, summarizing the best available research evidence on OT interventions.


PT evidence database created by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy in Australia and support by such organizations as the Cochrane Collaboration.


Critically appraised topics from McMaster/University of British Columbia online Master’s Program.


National Guidelines Clearinghouse – A comprehensive database of evidence based clinical practice guidelines.