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Box 1.1.b: Databases published in The Cochrane Library

  • The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) contains the full text (including methods, results and conclusions) for Cochrane reviews and protocols.

  • The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), assembled and maintained by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in York, UK, contains critical assessments and structured abstracts of other systematic reviews, conforming to explicit quality criteria.

  • The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) contains bibliographic information on hundreds of thousands of studies, including those published in conference proceedings and many other sources not currently listed in other bibliographic databases.

  • The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) contains bibliographic information on articles and books on the science of reviewing research, and a prospective register of methodological studies.

  • The Cochrane Collaboration section contains contact details and other information about CRGs and the other contributing groups within The Cochrane Collaboration.