Searching: Designing

Cochrane Handbook (Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions: Chapter 6)
The Cochrane Handbook provides guidance to authors for the preparation of Cochrane intervention systematic reviews including Cochrane Overviews of reviews.

CIS Handbook (various chapters)
Links throughout to resources of interest to Cochrane Information Specialists (CIS), including the role of a CIS, specialised registers, the Cochrane Register of Studies, handsearching, author support, Archie, RevMan, communications, professional development and key resources.

Database search guides

Identifying trials

Methods groups:

MECIR (Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews)

Peer Review:

  • PRESSforum provides a platform for medical librarians and Cochrane TSCs to obtain peer review of Cochrane systematic review search strategies.  It is intended for evidence-based peer review based on research into the aspects of an electronic search that are most important to achieving excellent recall with acceptable precision.

PICO annotation project