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Research Guides@Tufts

Point-of-Care Resources


Connect to Essential Evidence Plus online. If you are off campus, sign in with your Tufts username and password. Click on the "start searching" link at the center of the page to access EE+. 

EE+ Mobile Site

Essential Evidence Plus is easy to access on your mobile device. If you enter the URL in a mobile browser, you will automatically be redirected to a version of the site optimized for Smartphones and tablets.

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Essential Evidence Plus is designed to present relevant information to clinicians while preventing information overload. Each Topic begins with an "Overall Bottom Line" summary, developed to concisely address a topic of interest. EE+ also includes EBM guidelines, evidence summaries, and a library of images. Search the following resources and tools simultaneously or alone:

  • Eseential Evidence Topics
  • EBM Guidelines
  • POEMs Research Summaries
  • Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • Decision Support Tools
  • H&P Calculators
  • Diagnostic Test Calculators
  • Derm Expert Image Viewer
  • E/M Coding

sample Essential Evidence article screenshot

Sample EE+ Topic

Search Tips

On the homepage, use the search bar or browse to find Essential Evidence Topics which summarize available evidence with a "strength of evidence" rating. Quickly navigate through the following within each summary:

  • Background
  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prognosis
  • Special Populations
  • Guidelines
  • Evidences
  • Resources

Each Topic is integrated with other tools such as calculators, Cochrane Abstracts, guidelines and more. You can also use the search bar or browse to find evidence-based guidelines, Cochrane Reviews, decision support tools, anatomy images, and more.

See the Essential Evidence Plus user guide for a concise, step-by-step guide to searching the database.