Complimentary subscription

Anyone who is eligible for, or has received, a complimentary subscription to The Cochrane Library will have a Subscription tab in their Properties. See the  Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource for eligibility

Subscriptions can be set to Suspended or  Online. The default for existing authors is Suspended, so authors who wish to begin using their subscription must activate them first. People who become Contact Person author for the first time will be set to Online.

To activate a subscription

  1. Open your person Properties, and go to the Subscription tab.
    Tip: to open your own record, click your name in the top right corner of Archie, below the Log Out button.
  2. Click the subscription listed as Suspended, and click Edit.
    The editing window opens.
  3. Choose Online from the Type pull-down list.
  4. Click Apply.    

You can also donate an online subscription to a named individual. To do so, open the subscription editing window and tick the box next to ‘Donate’, select the person to whom you wish to donate the subscription, and click Apply.

Using an online subscription to The Cochrane Library

All users have special link to The Cochrane Library in the top right corner of Archie, next to the link to Cochrane Community. If you have an active 'Online' subscription, using that link gives you full-text access to The Cochrane Library. Click the information button next to the link to check your current status.

There are two aspects that control your experience when using the The Cochrane Online Library:

  1. Full text access. Using the link in Archie gives you this. The full text access will work for the rest of your browsing session that day, so if you close your browser, you may have to reconnect using the link in Archie.   
  2. A user profile with saved searches or alerts.  This in no way connected to your Archie access.  If you go to the Library site directly without using the link in Archie, you can still login to you Wiley profile, but you will not have full-text access (unless you have this through other means, such as being at an institution that provides this automatically).