"Every day, someone, somewhere searches
The Cochrane Library every second, reads an abstract every two seconds
and downloads a full-text article every three seconds."
- The Cochrane Library usage data 2009
What is The Cochrane Library?
Highlighted Cochrane Reviews
The major product of The Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), which is published monthly as part of The Cochrane Library. There are currently over 5100 Cochrane Reviews and 2100 protocols housed in the CDSR.
The Cochrane Library also contains five other databases which are automatically included in your search of The Library:
To view more Cochrane Reviews, visit theCochraneLibrary.com
Cochrane has an impact
The CDSR scored 5.715, placing it in the top ten journals in the "Medicine, General and Internal" category for the second year in a row. Find more details and an explanation of the impact factor here.
New: Click here to view an interactive map of the 200+ countries with access to The Cochrane Library and information on their usage, such as the top downloaded Cochrane Reviews.
Products of The Cochrane Library
- Podcasts from The Cochrane Library
- Audio summaries of selected Cochrane Reviews
- Cochrane Journal Club
- Free, monthly publication that introduces a recent Cochrane Review along with relevant
background information, a podcast explaining the key points, discussion questions and
downloadable PowerPoint slides
- Aimed at trainees, researchers and clinicians
- Cochrane Summaries
- Browse Plain Language Summaries of Cochrane Reviews by topic or review title
Using The Cochrane Library
- The Cochrane Library brochure
- The Cochrane Library Search Tour
- Introductions to The Cochrane Library:
- Introductory Guide by the Australasian Cochrane Centre
- Self learning e-modules:
The Cochrane Library - an introduction
Tips on Advanced and MESH searching
Setting up Saved Searches and e-mail Alerts
- Quick Reference Guide (12 MB)
The Cochrane Library Training Schedule
Wiley-Blackwell invites you to join free instructor-led online training sessions to learn how to make the most of their products and services. All you need is an internet connection and, in most cases, access to a telephone.
These sessions are conducted using a product called WebEx that allows you to view live presentations from your desktop. For most sessions there will be an associated teleconference so you can hear the presentation and ask questions. Wiley-Blackwell will provide a toll free telephone number to dial in.
*The sessions marked with an * will be conducted using Integrated VoIP for the audio component. For these sessions you will not need a separate telephone line.
To see the schedule and to register, click here.
Reporting a problem with The Cochrane Library
If you identify issues with your access or with navigating TheLibrary, please go to the “Ask a Question” page on the Wiley Online Library Help page, choosing “Cochrane Library” from the “Category” drop down options:
Your query will be logged and tracked by the Online Library help team.