The Calder Medical Library has acquired a subscription to the Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice (JBI) Database, with content and tools that will help in the implementation of evidence-based practice.

JBI contains over 3,000 records and includes:


Evidence Summaries: Literature reviews that summarize existing international literature on common healthcare interventions and activities

Evidence-Based Recommended Practices: Database of procedures, based on the best available evidence, that describe and/or recommend practice on various clinical topics

Best Practice Information Sheets: Series of information guideline sheets produced specifically for practicing health professionals

Systematic Reviews: Collection of comprehensive systematic reviews of international research literature completed by trained JBI reviewers

Consumer Information Sheets: Standardized summaries, designed just for consumers of healthcare (patients, relatives, care providers)

Systematic Review Protocols developed by experts from a range of health disciplines

Technical Reports with documentation of all aspects of the development of Best Practice Information Sheets.


Specific Specialties

JBI contains subject area nodes complete with evidence-based information in the following fields:

Aged Care

Burns Care

Cancer Care

Chronic Disease

Emergency & Trauma

Mental Health



Surgical Services

Tropical & Infectious Disease


The JBI Database subscription includes the following tools which can be used for appraisal and implementation:

  • JBI Journal Club – Helps to create a journal club to keep up-to-date with the latest research in a social and relaxed environment
  • JBI RAPID (Rapid Appraisal Protocol Internet Database) – A standardized checklist used for critically appraising individual research papers


Access the Joanna Briggs Institute Database from the e-Databases link at the Calder Medical Library homepage.

Training sessions will be conducted in September 2015.  For additional information, please contact a medical librarian at 305-243-6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.