Cochrane Reviews and MEDLINE/PubMed
nnlm at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 11 10:38:00 PST 2002
NLM has been indexing the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
(Cochrane Reviews) for MEDLINE since Summer 2000. Questions often come up
about how to obtain copies of the full text of these reviews, since many
libraries' licenses with Cochrane forbid use of content to fill
interlibrary loan requests. There are a couple of options:
1. Just submit a regular request via DOCLINE for a copy of the review.
NLM's license with Cochrane permits supply of copies in response to ILL
2. Request a copy from the publisher. Cochrane supplies copies of its
reviews for a fairly reasonable price ($15 as of February, 2002), and
online ordering is available. See their Web site at
The article "Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Included in MEDLINE"
(in the February 6, 2002 issue of the NLM Technical bulletin at
more information about its indexing of the Cochrane reviews, how to access
information about updated reviews, and how to obtain full text.
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