”Critical appraisal is a systematic process used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a research article in order to assess the usefulness and validity of research findings.” Young, J.M. & Solomon, M.J.
Regardless of impact factor it is important to critically appraise or evalute the information you use. Questions you will want to ask yourself while reading any journal article are:
1. Validity - Are the results Valid?
2. Results - What are the results?
3. Relevance & Applicability - How will these results help me work with my patients or will these results help me answer my question?
For more information on critical appraisal there will be a libguide launched in Fall 2014 on this topic but in the meantime you can click on the link above for Young & Solomon to read more.
Journals by broad subject category
You can perform a broad search of Medical Education, Training & Research journals available electronically from the library.