Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Systematic Reviews strategy updated

The systematic reviews subset strategy has been updated to reflect changes made to the Medical Subject Headings for 2006.

This subset can be found on the Clinical Queries page (under PubMed Services on the blue scan column). The strategy is designed to "retrieve citations identified as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, consensus development conferences, guidelines, and citations to articles from journals specializing in review studies of value to clinicians."

Besides the clinical queries page, you can use field qualification to apply this subset. Here's the syntax:

osteogenesis imperfecta AND systematic [sb]

As far as I know, this has not been updated in Ovid MEDLINE yet. I'll keep you posted!

More details, including the search strategy itself, can be found on the Bibliographic Services Division web site.


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