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Evidence-Based Practice Research: Joanna Briggs Institute Search Help

Introduction

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is a research and development center at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The institute provides a filtered database containing their systematic reviews, evidence summaries, and best practice information sheets.

On this page you will learn how to:

  • limit your JBI search results to systematic reviews
  • limit your JBI search results to evidence summaries
  • find full text in the JBI database

Set up your search

When searching on complex topics, you'll want to use multiple search terms and Boolean operators, both in the search boxes and between the search boxes, to get the best results. To learn more about Boolean operators, please see this Quick Answer:

 

Here is an example of how to put together a complex search in Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database:

  1. On the Library homepage, go to the Subject Resources box.
     


     
  2. Click on Select a subject and choose: Nursing.
  3. Click on the Evidence based & clinical resources section and choose Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database.
     

    Note: If you have not already logged in to the Library databases, you will be prompted to log in with your myWalden Portal user name and password.

  4. Once you are in the database, you will only have one search box. Click on Multi-Field Search above the single search box to see the multiple search box screen. 
     


     
  5. Enter your keywords. For example, in the first search box, enter:
     

    Neonatal OR NICU

     

    Note: You can use OR to link together your synonyms, or related words, in a search box, allowing the database to search more broadly.

  6. In the second search box enter:
     

    Handwashing OR "Hand Washing" OR "Hand Rubs" OR "Hand Disinfection"

     

    Note: Putting quotation marks around phrases tells the database to search for these words as a phrase and not as individual words.

  7. In the third search box enter:
     

    "Infection Control" OR "Cross Infection"

     


     
  8. Click search.
     

    Note: Before you click Search, you can set a Limit to tell the database what type of resource you want. Scroll down the page to see how to limit to systematic reviews or evidence summaries.

Systematic reviews

Once you have set up your search, here is how you can limit your results to only systematic reviews in the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database:

  1. Under the search boxes, click the word Limits to open the limiter menu.
  2. In the Publication Types box, scroll down and select Systematic Reviews by finding it in the list and clicking on it (it will then be highlighted)
     


     
  3. Click on the Search button to run your search.

Evidence summaries

Evidence Summaries are a type of Critically-Appraised Topic, a standardized one to two page summary of the evidence supporting a clinical question. They include a critique of the literature and a statement of relevant results.

Follow these steps after you have set up your search to find Evidence Summaries:

  1. Under the search boxes, click the word Limits to open the limiter menu.
  2. In the Publication Types box, scroll down and select Evidence Summaries by finding it in the list and clicking on it (it will then be highlighted).
     


     
  3. Click on the Search button to run your search.

Find full text

Once you have run your search, you can access the full text of a document. Click on the JBI Database PDF link to the right of the information about the article on the search results page.