Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cochrane Library Update

The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methods Reviews) has merged into the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews) with the publication of Issue 2, 2007, of The Cochrane Library on 18th April.

Why is this being done? All Cochrane reviews will now be in a single database, paving the way for further types of reviews (diagnostic test accuracy reviews and overviews of reviews, previously known as umbrella reviews) to be introduced in the future. Other benefits of the merge are the inclusion of methodology reviews in MEDLINE (both PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE) and having them indexed by ISI/Thomson Scientific for the Science Citation Index.