Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine


Here are some appraisal tools which can be useful when reading different study types; they have been adapted from resources on the BestBETs website:

These books also have helpful advice about making sense of scientific papers:

  • Heneghan C, Badenoch D (2006) Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit, 2nd ed. Blackwell Publishing.
  • Greenhalgh T (2010) How to Read a Paper, 4th ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Crombie IK (2009) The Pocket Guide to Critical Appraisal (2009). BMJ Publishing Group.

Cornell University has a useful list of electronic veterinary journals indicating which are open access and which require payment or subscription:

Electronic veterinary journals - by title


Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 6576
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 6415
Email: CEVM@nottingham.ac.uk