Searching: Recording & Reporting

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.

MECIR (Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews)

PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses)
PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions.

Reporting search dates in Cochrane Reviews

Templates for search methods in protocols/reviews/updates
The below documents draw together best practice examples from the Cochrane Information Specialist community in relation to writing the search methods in Cochrane protocols, reviews, and updates.  We have checked these examples against the MECIR reporting standards for reviews, and against the latest version of the Style Manual.  The Copy-edit Support Team have checked and approved the text.