A checklist to assess database-hosting platforms for designing and running searches for systematic reviews.

  title={A checklist to assess database-hosting platforms for designing and running searches for systematic reviews.},
  author={Alison Bethel and Morwenna Rogers},
  journal={Health information and libraries journal},
  volume={31 1},
BACKGROUND Systematic reviews require literature searches that are precise, sensitive and often complex. Database-hosting platforms need to facilitate this type of searching in order to minimise errors and the risk of bias in the results. OBJECTIVES The main objective of the study was to create a generic checklist of criteria to assess the ability of host platforms to cope with complex searching, for example, for systematic reviews, and to test the checklist against three host platforms… 

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