Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Cochrane Library: Advanced Search

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search lets you be much more specific and narrow your search down in a number of ways. 


First, you can enter multiple search terms in separate search boxes and search different fields combining them with AND, OR, NOT.  You can keep adding search boxes by clicking on the '+'.

Screenshot of search box



Then by clicking on "Search Limits" underneath the dropdown boxes, you can limit your search further:

Screenshot cochrane search limits

  • Choose which product or products out of Cochrane Reviews you wish to search rather than searching everything.
  • Restrict your search by the record status. (New, Conclusion Changed, Withdrawn, Commented, etc.)
  • Choose a date range to search within.



From the Advanced Search page you may also search by MeSH descriptor, keep track of your current Search History and look at Saved Searches if you are logged in and Browse through all of Cochrane's reviews.


Go to the Search Tips tab for detailed help on using the Advanced Search.

MeSH Subject Heading searching is also available.