Clinical Corner: Joanna Briggs Institute database

by Kristen DeSanto, Clinical Librarian

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) database provides evidence-based resources specifically for nurses to guide patient care practices. It contains over 3000 records across seven different publication types, including evidence summaries, best practice information sheets, and systematic reviews. The records are also tagged with subject area nodes, including acute care, chronic disease, and infection control.

The Health Sciences Library subscribes to JBI through Ovid, so if you access JBI from the library website you will be taken to an Ovid search page. From there you must enter a search term before you can see a list of JBI records related to that term. If you prefer to browse a list of records by subject area node and/or publication type, there is a separate landing page that you can bookmark: As you can see in the screenshot below, there are two ways you can browse a list of records:

  • Under the heading “Search JBI EBP Database” you can select one or more publication types and one or more subject area nodes from the drop-down lists, then click the search button.
  • Under the heading “Browse by Subject Area Nodes” you can click on a subject and see a list of all records tagged with that subject.

JBI EBP Resources on Ovid

If you have questions, please contact me at or 303-724-2121.