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Who has provided access to the Cochrane Library in Australia?
The licence to provide access for all Australians to the Cochrane Library has been funded by the Australian Government.
How is access to the Cochrane Library provided to people from within Australia?
The Cochrane Library is hosted on the server of Wiley InterScience (publishers of the Library). If you are using a computer with an Australian registered IP address (this is likely to be the case, for example, if your email address ends in .au) you should be able to gain full access to the Cochrane Library without having to enter any user names or passwords. If the automatic verification process is unsuccessful, you'll need to submit your contact details to Wiley so that your status as an Australian user can be checked.
Should I register to have my own username and password?
If your main purpose in using the Cochrane Library is to conduct simple one-off searches, then you can use the Library without registering for an individual user name and password. If you plan to use the Library to conduct long or complex searches and you'd like to be able to save, edit and reload these on a regular basis, then there is the option to register a user name and password. New users first of all need to go to Log In from the top right corner of the Cochrane Library homepage, and then select Register Now to set your user name and password.
I am trying to access the Cochrane Library from within Australia but am denied access – what do I do?
The Australian Government has negotiated free access to the Cochrane Library with the Library's publisher, Wiley InterScience. Neither the Australian Government nor the Australasian Cochrane Centre manages the process of logging on to the Library. If you are an Australian user and are unable to register you should contact Wiley Interscience.
Can I reprint the material in the user guide?
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