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In order to assist health professionals in the practice of evidence-based health care, JAMAevidence provides guides to the systematic consideration of validity, importance, and applicability of problems and outcomes in health care.  It consists of textbooks, user tools, and forms useful to the critical appraisal process.  Textbooks contained in JAMAevidence are: 

  • Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3rd ed.
  • The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis
  • JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods
  • Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience

Tools include Education Guides, which consist of a library of PowerPoint slides useful in providing instruction on evidence-based medicine concepts; a glossary of over 900 EBM terms; calculators, and two types of worksheets, ones for critical appraisal and those for charting an information cycle.


Local campus contacts: (Newark) 973-972-4358 or infedadm@libraries.rutgers.edu OR (New Brunswick) 732-235-7604 or rwj-ref@libraries.rutgers.edu.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

See database description for information about resource content.  In addition, users may establish a My Access Account allows users to have fast access to their most recently reviewed content, including worksheets.  Users may also take self-assessment quizzes.

JAMAevidence is easy to use; a navigation bar located at the top of each web page allows for access to all sections by pointing and clicking.

Dates covered

Latest available information in published textbooks, as well as weekly JAMA RSS feeds.

Updating frequency

The resources is reviewed on a monthly basis for updates.


JAMA; published textbooks as listed.  Users’ Guides and The Rational Clinical Examination were previously serialized as part of the journal, JAMA.

Print counterpart or
related resources

JAMA, as well as print/online editions of included textbooks.

Producer/content provider

American Medical Association

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

The McGraw-Hill Companies