Recommended books

Booth, A., Papaioannou, D. and Sutton, A. (2012) Systematic approaches to a successful literature review. London: Sage

De Brun, C. and Pearce-Smith, N. (2014) Searching skills toolkit: finding the evidence. 2nd ed. Oxford:  Wiley Blackwell

Greenhalgh, T. (2014) How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based veterinary medicine. 5th ed. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Other references

Brodbelt, D. (2014) Practice data: building the evidence base: six different presenters provide a fascinating insight into the strengths and limitations of data from practice. 1st International EBVM Network Conference, 23-24 October 2014, Windsor, UK.

De Boer, D. J. (2013) Guidelines for symptomatic medical treatment of canine atopic dermatitis. In: Noli, C., Foster, A., Rosenkrantz, W. (eds.) Veterinary Allergy. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Doig, G. S. (2003) Evidence-based veterinary medicine: what it is, what it isn’t and how to do it. Australian Veterinary Journal, 81(7), pp. 412-415.

Gibbons, P. M. and Mayer, J. (2009) Evidence in exotic animal practice: a “how-to guide”. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 18(3), p. 74–180

Glanville, J. et al. (2015) Technical manual for performing electronic literature searches in food and feed safety. EFSA

Grindlay, D. J. C., Brennan, M. L. and Dean, R. S. (2012) Searching the veterinary literature: a comparison of the coverage of veterinary journals by nine bibliographic databases. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 39(4), p. 404-412

Higgins, J. P. T. and Green, S. (eds.) (2011) Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Version 5.1.0  Available Open Access from : [Accessed 27 Sept 2016]

Kastelic, J. P. (2006) Critical evaluation of scientific articles and other sources of information: An introduction to evidence-based veterinary medicine. Theriogenology, 66(3), pp. 534–542

Moher, D. et al. (2009) Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. BMJ 2009;339:b2535. Available Open Access from: [Accessed 27 Sept 2016]

Murphy, S.A. (2007) Searching for veterinary evidence: strategies and resources for locating clinical research. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 37(3), pp. 433–445

Nolen-Walston, R., Paxson, J. and Ramey, D.W. (2007) Evidence-based gastrointestinal medicine in horses: it’s not about your gut instincts. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice, 23(2), pp. 243–266

RCVS Knowledge (2014) EBVM Toolkit 2: finding the best available evidence. Available Open Access from: [Accessed 27 Sept 2016]

Evans, Richard (ed.) (2016) The Veterinary Evidence Handbook For Writing Knowledge Summaries. Available Open Access from: [Accessed 27 Sept 2016]

Youngen, G. K. (2011) Multidisciplinary journal usage in veterinary medicine: identifying the complementary core. Science & Technology Libraries, 30(2), pp. 194-201