Access options for The Cochrane Library

Cochrane have aspired to prepare and publish high-quality research aimed at informing decision-making globally and to make this available to readers via one-click access.

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Who is eligible for Free Online Access?

Countries with Funded provision

Free online access for residents through a 'provision' or a special scheme. For futher details please click on the country or region listed in the table below:

Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South America
Egypt
 
Lusophone
countries
 
South Africa
India
Oman
Denmark
Finland
Ireland
Norway
Spain
United Kingdom
   England
   Northern Ireland
   Scotland
   Wales
Canada
  New Brunswick
  Nova Scotia
  
United States
   Wyoming
Australia
 
New Zealand
Latin America
 
Caribbean

One-click free access in low- and middle-income countries

The Cochrane Collaboration and John Wiley & Sons, provide one-click free access to The Cochrane Library in over 100 countries. Access is provided by IP recognition removing the requirement for individual login information. All eligible countries in Group A and B for the HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme (www.who.int/hinari/eligibility) are considered annually. The countries listed in the table below have access until January 2015 when this will be re-assessed:

Africa A-L Africa M-Z     Asia       Europe    N.America      Oceania     S.America  
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde        
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti              
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea                            
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia                                
Ghana
Guinea                    
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia                                
Madagascar
Malawi                                     
Mali
Mauritania     
Mauritius                  
Morocco
Mozambique                     
Namibia
Niger                                  
Nigeria
Rwanda     
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal     
Seychelles                
Sierra Leone
Somalia                     
South Sudan
Sudan                            
Swaziland
Tanzania                                
Togo
Tunisia                               
Uganda
Zambia                           
Zimbabwe
Afghanistan
Armenia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
Georgia
Iraq
Jordan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
West Bank & Gaza Strip
Yemen
Albania
Bosnia
Kosovo
Macedonia
Moldova
Montenegro
Ukraine
Belize
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Nicaragua
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Cook Islands
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Soloman Islands
Timor
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Bolivia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname

 

AFRICA

EGYPT

All residents of Egypt can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by the Egypt National Science & Technology Information Network (ENSTINET).

LUSOPHONE COUNTRIES

Access to The Cochrane Library is free via the Virtual Health Library BIREME interface (www.virtualhealthlibrary.org) in English, Spanish or Portugese, thanks to funding provided by BIREME, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and World Health Organisation (WHO). Access is available in the following countries:

Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau

SOUTH AFRICA

The South African Cochrane Centre (SACC) offers a limited number of free access registrations to The Cochrane Library to African residents. To apply for sponsorship please register

 

ASIA

INDIA

All residents of India can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to sponsorship provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

OMAN

All residents of Oman can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB).

 

AUSTRALASIA

AUSTRALIA

All residents of Australia can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by the Australian Government and administered by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

NEW ZEALAND

All residents of New Zealand can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to the District Health Boards and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
Links: New Zealand Guidelines Group and the New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre.

 

EUROPE

DENMARK

All residents of Denmark can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding for a national provision provided by the Ministry of Health.

FINLAND

Access to The Cochrane Library is available in Finland for registered users of Terveysportti-portal provided by Duodecim Medical Publications Ltd.

IRELAND

All residents of the Republic of Ireland can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding for a national provision by The Health Research Board in Dublin. See below for details of funding in Northern Ireland.

NORWAY

All residents of Norway can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding for a national provision from The Norwegian Health Services Research Centre. The Norwegian Branch of the Nordic Cochrane Centre.

SPAIN

All residents of Spain can access the Biblioteca Cochrane Plus for free. La Biblioteca Cochrane Plus includes the Spanish version of all Cochrane reviews, thanks to funding for a national provision by the Spanish Ministry of Health.

UNITED KINGDOM

ENGLAND

All residents of England can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by the National Library for Health via their website www.library.nhs.uk 

NORTHERN IRELAND

All residents of Northern Ireland can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding for a national provision by The Research and Development Office in Belfast. See above for details of funding in the Republic of Ireland. 

SCOTLAND

All residents of Scotland can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by NHS Education for Scotland.

WALES

All residents of Wales can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by The Welsh Assembly Government.

 

NORTH AMERICA

CANADA

NEW BRUNSWICK

Access to The Cochrane Library is available for free, through the electronic resources section of the New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS) website, to all New Brunswickers who have a public library card, thanks to funding provided by the partnership involving the NBPLS, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Libraries and the Regional Health Authority (RHA) libraries.

NOVA SCOTIA

All residents of Nova Scotia can access The Cochrane Library through the Public Libraries of Nova Scotia via their database pages. Paid for by the Atlantic Health Knowledge Partnership (AHKP).

  

UNITED STATES

WYOMING

All residents of Wyoming can access The Cochrane Library for free at the state's Wyoming Libraries Database which include public, community college and medical libraries thanks to funding provided by Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee.

 

sOUTH aMERICA

LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN

Access to The Cochrane Library is free via the Virtual Health Library BIREME interface (cochrane.bvsalud.org) in English, Spanish or Portugese, thanks to funding provided by BIREME, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Access is available in the following countries:

Latin American: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadalupe, Haiti, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

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