Cochrane Library (external resource - not available directly through INASP)
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.
- Evidence based medicine
- Clinical trials
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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.
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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:
- Bolivia (Plurinational State of),
- Burkina Faso,
- Cape Verde,
- Congo (Brazzaville),
- Congo (The Democratic Republic of the),
- Côte d'Ivoire,
- El Salvador,
- Marshall Islands,
- Papua New Guinea,
- Sierra Leone,
- Solomon Islands,
- South Sudan,
- Sri Lanka,
- Tanzania (United Republic of),
- West Bank and Gaza,
Registration and Access
Registration for Cochrane Library (external resource - not available directly through INASP)
Access is provided by automatic IP recognition removing the requirement for registration or login information.
Access by fixed, external IP address with username and password access for remote users.
Information for Librarians
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- Cochrane A4 Poster.pdf (.pdf / 537 KB)
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