The Cochrane Library has changed

Cochrane Library logoThe Cochrane Library has recently been updated. The user experience has been improved and information can now be found with greater speed, accuracy and confidence.

The redesign includes:

  • A new URL
  • All pages optimised for smaller device screen sizes – 768 portrait tablet and 320 mobile
  • Open or Free Access Highlighted Reviews are indicated by the icons next to the reviews. Plus, if a review has been used as a Cochrane Clinical Answer (CCA) the Related clinical summary is displayed
  • Editorials now have the image, the title, the date published and a link to all previous editorials
  • Special collections now indicate whether they are Free, via Evidence Aid or complimentary. Plus, when they were last updated and published
  • Within the Collection, icons indicate free access and whether a link is directing to another site
  • The right side of the website is now populated with links to products or web pages that are of interest
  • A new Browse by Topic layout allows users to narrow a search while displaying results on the right of the page

For a comparison of the old and new design and advice on how to find the information you are searching for, read the Cochrane Library 2015 guide – a downloadable pdf file.

The Medical Library Team


Published by

Medical Library, University of Aberdeen

The team in the Medical Library at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.