Answered By: A. Marissa Smith
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019     Views: 70

The Cochrane Library is a collection of biomedical databases containing evidence-based information to assist in healthcare decisions. The collection includes:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), a journal well known for its high-quality systematic reviews. The reviews and editorials found in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) are indexed in PubMed. 
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. 

Use the search box at the top of the homepage to search the entire content of the Cochrane Library. Tabs on the result screen can be used to focus on specific types of content, including systematic reviews. The Cochrane Library is available below and from the library’s A to Z List on the library homepage and the Nursing Program Guide. 

See  What is PICO(T) and how do I use it? to learn how to formulate clinical search queries.

See the Nursing or Public Health research guides to learn more about evidence-based practice.


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