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Cochrane Library

Overview of the Cochrane Library.

Why use it?

  • Focussed resource for finding systematic reviews of the effectiveness of clinical interventions (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Database of Reviews of Effectiveness).
  • First stop resource for finding controlled trials (Cochrane Controlled Trials Register).
  • Contains helpful information for researchers performing reviews.

Bear in mind ...

  • If its narrow in scope can be considered a limitation, then it's worth pointing out that the systematic reviews are of controlled trials, and although it is possible to perform sound systematic literature reviews of other types of research / publications, those types of reviews are not included in the Cochrane Library.

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