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The Cochrane Library (http://www. is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence, including Cochrane Reviews.  Cochrane Reviews become open-access one year after publication. Abstracts and plain language summaries (in various languages) are freely available.

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Cochrane South Africa is offering sponsored subscriptions. A limited number of free registrations are available to South African residents but adequate motivation for these is required

Cochrane, through their publisher Wiley, provide one-click free access to over 100 countries. For the various access options go to

If you publish a Cochrane Review you automatically receive your own free copy of the Cochrane Library as long as it is updated regularly.

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