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Systematic Reviews: Planning, Writing, and Supporting

Selecting Databases




Finding Grey Literature

Clinical Trials/Results Databases

Conference Proceedings and Dissertations

Articles, Books, Chapters

Armstrong R, Jackson N, Doyle J, Waters E, Howes F. It's in your hands: the value of handsearching in conducting systematic reviews of public health interventions. J Public Health. 2005;27(4):388-391.

Helmer D, Savoie I, Green C, Kazanjian A. Evidence-based practice: extending the search to find material for the systematic review.  Bull Med Libr Assoc. 2001 Oct;89(4):346-52. PMID:11837256; PMCID: PMC57963

Hopewell S, Clarke MJ, Lefebvre C, Scherer RW. Handsearching versus electronic searching to identify reports of randomized trials. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art. No.: MR000001. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000001.pub2.

Hopewell S, McDonald S, Clarke M, Egger M. Grey literature in meta-analyses of randomized trials of health care inventions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art No.: MR000010. PMID: 17443631

Information Service, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Finding studies for systematic reviews: a resource list for researchers. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, July 2010.