Note that Cochrane Library results may well be indexed also in major databases such as Ovid Medline.
The following is a brief summary only and also refers to instructional material from the Cochrane organisation.
Also available to University of Birmingham users is the Cochrane Interactive Learning Resource. This has detailed training on carrying out systematic reviews with "over 10 hours of self-directed learning".
NB: the option to download records of Trials may no longer be available from Cochrane. The following may only be possible for other record types such as Cochrane Reviews. (August 2022).
RIS (Reference Manager) option:
RIS (EndNote) option:
In recent years the open-web Epistemonikos database has become a respected tool for locating systematic reviews and other material for evidence-based medicine.
About Epistemonikos database outlines its origins, aims and target audience or user group.
The database is produced by the non-profit Epistemonikos Foundation.
Display of some filters may depend on others being chosen first. Systematic Review Question and Type of meta-analysis are visible if Systematic Review is chosen as Publication Type.
For University of Birmingham students (undergraduate and taught postgraduate), it is recommended to export results for uploading into EndNote Online to enable full-text links to material subscribed by the University. For researchers, academic and other staff, EndNote Desktop is preferred.
Covid-19 OR SARs-CoV-2 OR "Novel Coronavirus"
COPD OR "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"
Treatment OR therapy
Publication Year - last 5 years
Publication type - Systematic Review
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