Once you figure out what to look for and where to look, you still have to worry about the quality of the material you find. A poorly done systematic review is not better than a well done randomized controlled trial.
When reviewing the literature, it is important to critically appraise the body of evidence (original studies)
Judging the value of evidence involves evaluating:
On this page, you will find some resources to help you with appraising the material you find.
The following Power Point presentations are taken from a series of Evidence Based Clinical Practice Modules that are currently being used by the University of Iowa's College of Public Health for their 2020 & 2021 classes.
Note: The Module quizzes are not available for use.