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"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
Health professionals, policy makers, patients, and their care givers often have to make important decisions on health care treatments and interventions. This can be a difficult task considering the enormous amount of information that exists on health care issues. How can they determine which sources provide reliable information? The Cochrane Library is the best single source of reliable research evidence for making health care decisions. It comprises the following:
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews)
- Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (Other Reviews)
- Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
- Cochrane Methodology Register (Methods Studies)
- Health Technology Assessment Database (Technology Assessments)
- NHS Economic Evaluation Database (Economic Evaluations)
ACCESSING THE COCHRANE LIBRARY
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The Cochrane Collaboration and John Wiley & Sons provide free access to over a 100 World Bank Listed low-income countries including Nigeria. No registration or subscription is needed; just click on: www.thecochranelibrary.com
Academic, government and research institutions in Nigeria may also access The Cochrane Library and a host of other journals and medical literature at no charge, through the Health Internetwork Access to Research Initiatives (HINARI) which is a partnership led by the World Health Organization. Free access to the literature is provided to countries which are classified according to the World Bank list of low-income countries.
To access The Cochrane Library through HINARI, a registration form must be completed by the institution. To register click here.