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The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library provides access to a number of high-quality databases such as:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers

Search tips

  • use Advanced Search to create complex searches, or search by MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  • create an account to save your search
  • use 'Search help' for further information
  • browse by topic or search by review type
  • Special Collections also available (curated content on a specific healthcare topic)

Search results

  • Cochrane Reviews - click the title to access the full text
  • Cochrane Protocols - the plan or set of steps for a future review
  • Trials - citation only available
  • Options to filter your results and export citations

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