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Clinical trials and systematic reviews

You can search for clinical trials and systematic reviews using databases and websites.

Search databases

Search the PROSPERO register for prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care.

Search the Cochrane Library for systematic reviews and clinical trials. The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases to inform healthcare decision-making. Use the Cochrane Library workbook (PDF) to learn how to use subject heading and keywords effectively to improve search results.

If you have been searching for references in other databases like Medline, you may be able to limit your results to only those that are systematic reviews or clinical trials. Try using search filters or the advanced search options.

Find out more about advanced literature searching.

Search the web for clinical trials

Search for clinical trials online using:

These services also provide further information about each trial.

Check pharmaceutical registers

You can also check pharmaceutical registers such as: