Resource of the Month
Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features
a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting,
under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and
resources. You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on
this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a
workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
Published by John Wiley on behalf of the Cochrane
Collaboration, the Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that
provides high-quality, independent evidence for healthcare
decision-making. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international
organization whose mission is the help people make well-informed heal
care decisions. They do this by preparing, maintaining, and
promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews on the effects of
Workshops in room 217
10:00 a.m. - 11:00
3:00 p.m. -
are free and
although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there
are enough handouts. For more information or to register, contact
Li Cao, Life and Health Sciences Librarian at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-5210.
How Do I
Access Cochrane Library?
There is a
link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources /
Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under
the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/electrondatabase.htm).
If you are accessing
from off-campus you will be prompted to
enter your myWSU ID number and password for authentication
I Use Cochrane Library?
Cochrane Library centralizes research
on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions.
Updated quarterly, it provides information and evidence to support
decisions taken in health care. It incorporates hundreds of
medical conditions and diverse topics such as injury prevention,
alternative remedies, and natural treatments. Representing the
highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions,
Cochrane Library includes reliable evidence from the Cochrane Reviews,
clinical trials, other systematic reviews, medical research studies, and
Need answers to these questions:
1. How do you know if one treatment works better than another or if it
will do more harm than good? 2. How can you keep up-to-date with
the relevant evidence in your field? 3. How do you know the
information is comprehensive, independently reviewed, and reliable?
The Cochrane Library enables all those involved with healthcare
decisions to keep up-to-date with all the latest evidence in their
Searching The Cochrane Library can be
done using the basic search, advanced search, MeSH search, using the
search history feature or the saved searches feature. There are
many search options: title, keyword, author, abstract, publication type,
plus more. Browse the Cochrane Reviews by topic, new reviews,
updated reviews, alphabetically, or by review group. Browsing is
also available for other resources: other reviews, clinical trials,
methods studies, technology assessments, and economic evaluations.
of Cochrane Library
Links to MEDLINE Abstracts and ISI Web of Science
Wiley InterScience alerting services based on
keywords, authors, and other parameters
Easy navigation from a reference in a review to
the cited journal article
Links from many CENTRAL records to the
corresponding record in PubMed
New to Cochrane Library? Start here:
How to cite:
(scroll down the web page to the Cochrane module):
For assistance with Cochrane
Library, contact Wichita State University Libraries'
Research Services Desk at 978-3584.