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
       6.3 Planning the search process
          6.3.1 Involving Trials Search Co-ordinators and healthcare librarians in the search process
          6.3.2 Collaboration-wide search initiatives
          6.3.3 Searching CENTRAL, MEDLINE and EMBASE: specific issues
             Introductory text
    Searching The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL): specific issues
             Box 6.3.c: Example of exclusion of MEDLINE and EMBASE records
    Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE: specific issues
          6.3.4 Summary points
       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