Critical Appraisal

The resources listed below provide help and guidance on critical appraisal, enabling you to effectively evaluate research evidence.  The Library team are also very happy to offer support.

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme CASP-UK

  • Critical Appraisal Checklists.


BMJ - How to read a paper

  • A series of articles that help you to read and interpret different kinds of research.


CEBM - Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

  • Worksheets for appraising Systematic Reviews, RCTs, Diagnostics and Prognosis.


Joanna Briggs Institute - Critical Appraisal Skills

  • A variety of different checklists are available to download.


Critical Appraisal Reading List

  • A list of books available for you to borrow from the Library








  • Targeted updates
  • Evidence Searches
  • Training
  • Knowledge Sharing



BMJ Case reports





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