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Cochrane Library (external resource - not available directly through INASP)

Joined: 2002

Type: Systematic reviews

Content Overview

The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials all the current evidence in one single environment.

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Subject Strengths

  • Evidence based medicine
  • Clinical trials

Service Strengths

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  • Citation Tracking: Citation Tracking allows you to view published works that have cited an article you are currently reading

Impact Factors

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: first Impact Factor of 4.654
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews ranked 14 out of 100 worldwide in ISI Thomson's Medicine, General & Internal category for journals. This ranking is a testament to the high regard in which The Cochrane Collaboration's work is held by its peers in the field, and to the hard work of all Cochrane contributors.

More information about impact factors can be found online.

Usage Guides

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Institutions in the following countries can register for access to Cochrane Library (external resource - not available directly through INASP) through the process below:

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Administration Information

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  • The country coordinator can also request usage statistics for their country by e-mailing for the free access for low income countries.

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