Cochrane Library


Evidence-based medicine.


Helps you:

  • Explore evidence for and against effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments in specific circumstances. 
  • See economic evaluations
  • Find methodologies

Provides access to six databases of importance to the practice of evidence-based medicine:

  • Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials that have been published in the current literature
  • Summaries of systematic reviews
  • Reports from health technology assessment organizations
  • Economic evaluations of health care interventions from published and unpublished sources
  • Methods used in the conduct of controlled trials

Resources include:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  • Health Technology Assessment Database(HTA)
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
  • Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR)