A review of the reporting of web searching to identify studies for Cochrane systematic reviews

  title={A review of the reporting of web searching to identify studies for Cochrane systematic reviews},
  author={Simon Briscoe},
  journal={Research Synthesis Methods},
  pages={89 - 99}
  • S. Briscoe
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Computer Science
  • Research Synthesis Methods
The literature searches that are used to identify studies for inclusion in a systematic review should be comprehensively reported. This ensures that the literature searches are transparent and reproducible, which is important for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a systematic review and re‐running the literature searches when conducting an update review. Web searching using search engines and the websites of topically relevant organisations is sometimes used as a supplementary… 

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