BEYOND MEDLINE

@article{Savoie2003BEYONDM,
  title={BEYOND MEDLINE},
  author={Isabelle Savoie and Diane Helmer and Carolyn J. Green and Armin{\'e}e Kazanjian},
  journal={International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={168 - 178}
}
Objective: To evaluate the sensitivity and precision of various extended search methods in identifying randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for systematic reviews. Method: Prospective analysis of extended search methods (specialized databases or trial registries, reference lists, hand-searching, personal communication, and Internet) used in two systematic reviews of RCTs. The gold standard was the total number of RCTs identified by major databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, etc.) and extended search… 
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