This guide is intended for students or researchers studying Clinical medicine at the University of Oxford, although students from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about the Cochrane Library online resource.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms) are assigned to many records. These are controlled index terms and can be very effective in searching. You can use MeSH terms in place of, or as well as free-text terms to search.
Click on record title to see the details of the review. Under Additional Information, click on How to Cite.
The Cochrane Library is an online source of evidence on the effectiveness of a wide range of health care interventions. Its content comprises full text Cochrane systematic reviews published online, structured abstracts of other systematic reviews published in medical and health journals, and a register of controlled clinical trials. These are located in separate databases which are searched simultaneously.
The content is updated online every three months to incorporate completely new systematic reviews, updates of existing reviews and withdrawal of obsolete reviews.
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