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BIME/EPI 541; HSERV/PHARM 529: Identifying & Retrieving Research Reports: Home

Identifying & Retrieving Research Reports for Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

5 Ways to Produce Effective Systematic Review Searches

1.  Develop Your Search Approach

2.  Search using combination of indexing terms and keywords

3.  Document/Save your search strategy using History or MyNCBI

  • Copy or save exact search strategy (use PubMed Advanced Search/History page).
  • Database Saved Search Feature, e.g. MyNCBI.
  • Document number of citations found, years searched for each database.

4.  Organize, annotate, and deduplicate citations using Citation Management Software

5.  Contact Your HSL Liaisons for assistance


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