A useful evidence based medicine resource
- By: Alex Romain
Students usually visit the Cochrane Library to browse meta-analyses when they are writing a literature review. This uninspiring website does not encourage casual exploration. So it is easy to miss the webliography, a one stop reference list for all your evidence based medicine needs.
Click on the webliography and you will find a list of subcategories like “databases.” Your initial disinterest is compounded by each subsequent click. The webliography churns out titles of books and papers that you know you should read, but probably never will. And although this has highlighted your deficiencies as a medical student, you justify them by the Cochrane Library’s failure to describe the distinguishing features of their recommendations from the hundreds of evidence based medicine resources available. Why these books? Why these papers?
Most of the webliography resembles a bibliography. And bibliographies are not a riveting read. It does, however, furnish you with the most