Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

Searching the literature

finding a paper

A key part of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EVM) is to carry out thorough searches for all the relevant evidence.

It cannot be assumed that the databases used in medicine, e.g. PubMed and Embase, will give comprehensive coverage of the veterinary literature. One of our first steps was therefore to determine which databases should be used when searching for evidence relevant to veterinary practice.

We have also begun to develop comprehensive search strategies suitable for some veterinary topics which have been applied to systematic reviews and BestBETs for Vets.

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