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Systematic Reviews: Planning, Writing, and Supporting

Search Strategy Development and Tools

Study Design Hedges

Articles, Books, Chapters

Glanville J, Bayliss S, Booth A, et al. So many filters, so little time: the development of a search filter appraisal checklist. J Med Libr Assoc. 2008 Oct; 96(4):356-361. PMID: 18974813

Jenkins M. Evaluation of methodological search filters - a review. Health Info Libr J. 2004 Sep, 21:148-163.PMID: 15318913

McKibbon A, Wilczynski N.PDQ Evidence-based Priniciples & Practice, 2nd edition. 2009

McKibbon A, Wilczynski N, Haynes RB. Retrieving randomized controlled trials from MEDLINE: a comparison of 38 published filters. Health Info Libr J. 2009 Sep, 26(3):187-202. PMID: 19712211

Sampson M, McGowan J, Cogo E, Grimshaw J, Moher D, Lefebvre C. An evidence-based practice guideline for the peer review of electronic search strategies. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Sep;62(9):944-52. PMID:19230612 

Sampson M, McGowan J, Lefebvre C, Moher D, Grimshaw J. PRESS: Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2008.

Weiland LS, Robinson KA, Dickersin K. Understanding why evidence from randomised clinical trials may not be retrieved from Medline: comparison of indexed and non-indexed records. BMJ. 2011;344:d7501(Published 3 January 2012).  PMID: 22214757

Yoshii A, Plaut DA, McGraw KA, Anderson MJ, Wellik KE. Analysis of the reporting of search strategies in Cochrane systematic reviews.
J Med Libr Assoc.
2009 Jan; 97(1): 21–29.PMCID: PMC260502