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Resource of the Month: Cochrane

Bodleian Health Care Libraries resource of the month

Resource of the Month

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews – high-quality, independent evidence


The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. The CDSR includes Cochrane Reviews (the systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials.  

The database is freely available on the internet:

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Most accessed Cochrane Reviews:

Interventions for preventing obesity in children  Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
Exercise for depression Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants
Effectiveness of different nursing handover styles for ensuring continuity of information in hospitalised patients Honey as a topical treatment for wounds
Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Interprofessional education: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes (update)
Interventions for enhancing medication adherence Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections