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Nursing and Allied Health: Cochrane Library

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Use your MyNSU ID/Password to log into Cochrane Library Video Training


Systematic Reviews



  • Browse by topic
  • Browse by review group
  • Advance search: Abstract or key word
  • Advance search: using MESH term (look-up)
  • Explode all terms under MESH term
  • Look at the abstract, discussion or PDF


Clinical Trials


  • Much of the information is sources from
  • PubMed sources are added to clinical trials data
  • Expanded search availability


Creating, Combining and Exporting Searches


Like Cinahl and Proquest, you create an individual user account within the database after you authenticate from the Northwestern State University Library link. Cochrane Database allows you to register for a special account in Cochrane, you can save, combine and export searches. 

  • Search
  • Save search (es)
  • Combine searches
  • View articles
  • Export your findings

Select "Advanced Search" then click on "Search manager".  You can actuallly search from within the search manager screen, much like PubMed.. To confirm your search has been saved (see image below), click on "View search".  


Saving and combining searches

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