Answered By: Michelle Reyes
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017     Views: 48

How to Use EBSCOhost to Find Cochrane Systematic Reviews

Go to the A-Z database list and find EBSCOhost. Here you can choose to search multiple databases at once or just select Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews database.

You can start a broad search by typing in a keyword in the search box and clicking on Search or you can narrow down your results by using the following search options:

Scroll down to Document Type. Click on Cochrane Reviews.

Scroll down to Cochrane Library Source. Click on Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Scroll down to Records by Review Group. Scroll down the list to find one of interest to you.

EXAMPLE: Cochrane Stroke Group. Click on “Search” icon. There are 10 responses per web page. The most recent reviews are listed first (i.e., reverse chronological order).

Click on PDF Full Text. (If you do not have the latest version of Adobe Reader [or another PDF reader] installed and/or updated in your browser, then you may not be able to open and display PDFs. If this happens, you can update or install a PDF reader or use the HTML Full Text version.)

You will need the persistent link or “permalink” link so that others can open and read your EBP selection. Move to the right side of the web page. Click on “permalink” icon to obtain the URL (web address) that will allow other people to access your EBP source.

See the textbox named “permalink” on your web page. EXAMPLE: Permalink for this selected systematic review =

Copy and paste this permalink in your assignment to your faculty and for your classmates. After faculty and students click on the permalink, they will have to log into Blackboard to identify themselves as an authentic user of Wilm U Library.

**Note that the right side of the web page also contains a number of other functions such as save, print, email, etc. Use APA format to cite your EBP selection.