Front page
Handbook information
Part 1: Cochrane reviews
Part 2: General methods for Cochrane reviews
    5 Defining the review question and developing criteria for including studies
    6 Searching for studies
       6.1 Introduction
       6.2 Sources to search
          6.2.1 Bibliographic databases
    Bibliographic databases - general introduction
    The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
    National and regional databases
             Box 6.2.a: Examples of regional electronic bibliographic databases
    Subject-specific databases
             Box 6.2.b: Examples of subject-specific electronic databases
    Citation indexes
    Dissertations and theses databases
             Box 6.2.c: Examples of dissertations and theses databases
    Grey literature databases
          6.2.2 Journals and other non-bibliographic-database sources
          6.2.3 Unpublished and ongoing studies
          6.2.4 Summary points
       6.3 Planning the search process
       6.4 Designing search strategies
       6.5 Managing references
       6.6 Documenting and reporting the search process
       6.7 Chapter information
       Box 6.7.a: The Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group
       6.8 References
    7 Selecting studies and collecting data
    8 Assessing risk of bias in included studies
    9 Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses
    10 Addressing reporting biases
    11 Presenting results and 'Summary of findings' tables
    12 Interpreting results and drawing conclusions
Part 3: Special topics
Additional material