x. Introduction

1. Introduction

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The Ask section helped you to refine a clinical question. The next step is to learn how to Acquire evidence to help answer that question. EBVM involves finding the best available scientific research to help minimise bias in clinical decision-making. However, scientific publishing is big business, and not everyone will have access to all the information for free.

This section will guide you to some of the best sources of evidence, and help you identify which you can access. It will also advise on searching for evidence in a systematic way, to ensure you find the best evidence that is available to you.

By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • identify the best sources of veterinary evidence
  • establish which sources you have access to
  • search for evidence
  • manage your search results.