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Starting A Journal Club: Tools To Help with Appraisal and Presentation


Journal Club Tools

There are many different resources available to assist with critically appraising research for a journal club presentation.

  1. The library Help Guide on Evidence Based Practice provides information and resources available to assist with learning about EBP.
  2. Select and use a critical appraisal checklists at the right of this page, they will provide a systematic approach to analysing certain types of research.
  3. Plan to present to the Journal Club on a PowerPoint or other media format to create interest during the session. A suggestion for the PowerPoint can be found here

How to Critically Appraise an Article

Articles about Running Successful Journal Clubs

  1. Austin, J. (2016). A failed perioperative nursing journal club: Reflections on mistakes made, and lessons learned. ACORN: The Journal Of Perioperative Nursing In Australia, 29(2), 18-23.

  2. Deenadayalan, Y., Grimmer‐Somers, K., Prior, M., & Kumar, S. (2008). How to run an effective journal club: a systematic review. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 14(5), 898-911.

  3. Judd, S., & Antaki, F. (2014). Approach to presenting a clinical journal club. Gastroenterology, 146(7), 1591-1593.

  4. Kearley, K. (2007). The 6 steps of evidence-based medicine: action plans and changing clinical practice through journal clubs. Evidence-Based Medicine, 12(4), 98-100 5.
  5. Schwartz, M., Dowell, D., Aperi, J., & Kalet, A. (2007). Improving journal club presentations, or, I can present that paper in under 10 minutes. Evidence Based Medicine, 12(3), 66-68.

Get help from the library

Call, email or visit us in person, to find out how we can help you with journal club.


Users' guides to the medical literature: a manual for evidence-based clinical practice
How to read a paper : the basics of evidence-based medicine and healthcare
How to present at meetings