Answered By: Mary Kaye Hooker
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018     Views: 2480

Please follow the directions from the APA style blog site that offers this guidance

http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2012/01/how-to-cite-cochrane-reviews-in-apa-style.html

This blog entry provides

"The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews consists of original material written by members of the Cochrane Collaboration. Its articles may be published in database form, but it functions like an online journal: Numbered issues are published 12 times a year, and each article has its own DOI. Therefore, we can modify the journal article format to fit a Cochrane Review, as follows:

Singh, J., Kour, K., & Jayaram Mahesh, B. (2012). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(1), 1–101. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007967.pub2

Note that the year of publication does double duty as the volume number. The issue number is needed because the journal is not continuously paginated. And because we have a DOI, neither the URL nor the Cochrane-assigned ID number is needed."

There is also a citation export generator on the page found on the link called View/save citation which is beside the doi number at the top of the page that will help get you started. Hard to find, I know!  Be sure to always double check a machine generated citation!

Permalinks from The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Whether on the full text of the HTML or PDF of the Cochrane Review from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the permalink can be copied and used from the browser’s web address bar.

It will look like this:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007724.pub2/full

Or

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007724.pub2/epdf

and be copied from the browser web address field. From the PDF page, it can also be copied from browser web address field.

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