Monday, February 07, 2011

New Resource – Cochrane Library

We are pleased to announce we have started a subscription for the Cochrane Library, a database of full text review articles and research studies in evidence-based medicine. This database fills an important role in our growing online collections, and will be of particular interest to students in Communicative Disorders and others pursuing research topics related to medical research.

The Cochrane Library contains six collections covering different areas of medical research:

  • Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews – the core collection of the Cochrane Library, containing full text review articles summarizing research studies on a particular condition

  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, containing abstracts of clinical trials published elsewhere

  • Cochrane Methodology Register, an annotated bibliography of books, conference papers and articles about the methodologies used to conduct clinical trials

  • Health Technology Assessment Database, compiling research about the social, economic and ethical implications of healthcare interventions worldwide

  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database, designed to help you identify the most informative and authoritative studies of the cost-effectiveness of various health care interventions

  • Cochrane Collaborations Database, disclosing information about the groups and reviewers who have contributed content to the Cochrane Library

You can access the Cochrane Library from on or off campus by visiting or following the links from Armacost Library’s lists of Databases by title or subject.

For more information about content and functionality of the Cochrane Library, check out Wiley’s user support page here. You’ll find online tutorials, a PDF quick start guide and a sign-up list for free monthly webinars.

Also, we encourage you to consult with a librarian by phone, email, IM or in person. We can help you integrate this versatile resource into your overall research strategy.

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