Cochrane Library

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Description: The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases that help inform healthcare decision-making, including The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers.

Access: Western University of Health Sciences authorized users only. Remote access via the proxy server available for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff of WesternU.

Provider: Wiley Online Library

Subject Coverage:

  • Evidence Based Medicine

License Information:

Authorized Users

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Authorized Sites

The authorized site covered in this license is Western University of Health Sciences as a subscribing member of the SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library) consortium. Pricing is based on the number of FTE students and faculty within Western University of Health Sciences. A change in the number of authorized users may result in a change of license fees.

Permitted uses

Authorized Users may download, search, retrieve, display and view, copy and save to Secure Network or other electronic storage media and store or print out single copies of individual articles, chapters or entries in the Licensed Electronic Products for the Authorized User’s own personal use, scholarly, educational or scientific research or internal business use.

Authorized Users may also transmit such material to a third-party colleague in hard copy or electronically, for personal use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use but in no case for re-sale, systematic distribution, e.g. posting on a listserve, network (including scientific social networks) or automated delivery, or for any other use.

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Authorized Users who are members of the Licensee’s faculty or staff may download and print out multiple copies of material from Licensed Electronic Products for the purpose of making a multi-source collection of information for classroom use (course-pack) or a virtual learning environment, to be distributed to students at the licensee’s institution free of charge or at a cost-based fee. Material from Licensed Electronic Products may also be stored in electronic format in secure electronic data files for access by Authorized Users who are students at the Licensee’s institution, as part of their course work, so long as reasonable access control methods are employed such as user name and password.

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Prohibited uses

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If Authorized User fails to abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use or other terms of this License, Wiley reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate such Authorized User’s access to Wiley Online Library and the Licensed Electronic Products immediately without notice, in addition to any other available remedies.

Remote Access

Remote access permitted if via Member Institution’s institutional proxy server.

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