Useful Resources for Critical Appraisal

CASP – Critical Appraisal Skills ProgrammeCASP Tools & Checklists

Trisha Greenhalgh – How to Read A Paper: The basics of evidence-based medicine.
BMJ Books 5th edition 2014
Print copies of this book are available in the Royal Derby Hospital Library. Look for: WB 102.5 GRE 5

Got an Athens account? If so, the e-book version is also available to DHFT staff from the library’s e-book library. Look for EBook Library (EBL) in your Local Resources list at MyAthens

Alternatively, if you are on-site at RDH/LRCH, click on the EBL link from the library homepage on Flo: Library & Knowledge Service

How to read a paper – Collection of original BMJ papers: How to read…

Like something more visual?
Why not try: The Gate Frame: critical appraisal with pictures
Evid Based Med 2006;11:35-38 doi:10.1136/ebm.11.2.35
Click on the Login via OpenAthens option to get full-text access.

A complete beginner at understanding health research?
Give this new website a go: Understanding Health Research
This interactive tool was developed to help both profeesionals and the public in deciding whether pieces of research are reliable and useful. The tool guides you through a step by step process

Want a little help getting started with statistics?
Why not check out the brief e-learning modules from the library on Flo: Statistics for Critical appraisal