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Documenting Searches in the Sciences: Additional Readings

The whys & hows of how to document your literature searches & systematic reviews.

Guidelines for Systematic Reviews

The-PRISMA-Group: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement. Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman D.  PLoS Med 2009, 6:e1000097

Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Reviews.  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.  March 23, 2011

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Version 5.1.0  [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011.

Guidelines for other study types

Literature Searches

Evidence-based Retrieval in Evidence-based Medicine. Patrick TB, Demiris G, Folk LC, Moxley DE, Mitchell JA, Tao D. J Med Libr Assoc. 2004 Apr;92(2):196-9. PMID:15098048   Free PMC Article

An Evidence-based Practice Guideline for the Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies.  Sampson M, McGowan J, Cogo E, Grimshaw J, Moher D, Lefebvre C.  J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Sep;62(9):944-52. Epub 2009 Feb 20.  PMID: 19230612

Reproducibility of literature search reporting in medical education reviews. Maggio LA, Tannery NH, Kanter SL.  Acad Med. 2011 Aug;86(8):1049-54.