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Research Resources

Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by the Cochrane Collaboration and other organizations. The Cochrane Library consists of the following databases:

  • The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews) contains all the peer-reviewed systematic reviews and protocols prepared by the Cochrane Review Groups. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually.
  • The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) contains quality-assessed abstracts of systematic reviews, including a summary of the review and a critical appraisal of its overall quality. DARE includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world, which have been critically analyzed according to a high standard of criteria. This database provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist.
  • The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a database that contains details of articles of Controlled trials and other studies of healthcare interventions from bibliographic databases (majorly MEDLINE and EMBASE), and other published and unpublished sources that are difficult to access.
  • The Cochrane Methodology Register (Methodology Register) is a bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. The database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews.

DynaMex is an evidence-based clinical reference tool created for physicians and other healthcare professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care with clinically-organized summaries of topics.

Nursing Reference Center is a resource designed specifically for nurses and provides evidence-based information for quick reference at the point-of-care, continuing education modules, best practices and more.