Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library

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The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care and reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.


How do I access the Cochrane Library?

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  • At home & elsewhere, click ‘Sign in’ and select ‘Institutional login’.
  • Select the option to ‘Login with OpenAthens’.
  • Sign in with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.


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Last updated: September 18, 2020