Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice Database

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Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database is published by the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). The Institute is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading providers of evidence–based information from across the globe, as well as the tools that help healthcare professionals implement an effective evidence–based practice program and provide the best possible patient care.

JBI and its collaborating entities, which are based at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally.

The Institute’s EBP Database includes a comprehensive range of resources including over 3,000 records across seven publication types. They include literature reviews, recommended practices and procedures, information guideline sheets, comprehensive systematic reviews and protocols, consumer information sheets and technical reports.


From the top right of the OVID search screen, click on the "Help" icon to find instructions on basic and advanced searching techniques as well as information about accessing JBI EBP Tools.  Detailed search help is available from the vendor.

User tools and features

The EBP Database provides access to tools to create manuals, consumer information pamphlets, and to adapt existing guidelines for local use.  Other tools help users appraise individual papers using a checklist, conduct clinical audits, and develop systematic reviews of multiple papers.  The tools are also accessible to users from the Medline and PsycINFO databases offered by the University Libraries.

Dates covered

1998 (with updates) to present.

Updating frequency


Type of coverage

Full-text documents.

Print counterpart or
related resources


Producer/content provider

Joanna Briggs Institute

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


Core Subject(s)