This article is a continuation of the Journal’s series on implementing EBD process into clinical practice. The abundance of scientific literature can make it difficult to find the best evidence to answer a clinical question. This article presents strategies for conducting a 10-minute search for the best evidence, including:

  • Developing a PICO question to focus the search.
  • Using free search engines such as PubMed, Google Scholar, TRIP, PubMed Clinical Queries, Medline-Plus.gov, Epistemonikos, and other online resources such as published ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • Using keywords with search properties, such as Boolean Operators and filters, to discover specific types of articles, such as systematic reviews and randomized control studies.
  • Assessing the quality of the evidence using established criteria

The article provides examples to demonstrate how these strategies can be used to conduct a 10-minute search for the best evidence.