Filters to Identify Systematic Reviews


Database Filter
CINAHL

Lee E, Dobbins M, DeCorby K, McRae L, Tirilis D, Husson H. An optimal search filter for retrieving systematic reviews and meta-analyses. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012, 12:51 doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-5

University of Texas School of Public Health. Search filters for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Accessed 06 Dec 2013. [EBSCO]

Wong SS, Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB. Optimal CINAHL search strategies for identifying therapy studies and review articles. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2006;38(2):194-9.

SIGN strategy [undated] [Ovid]

EMBASE

Lee E, Dobbins M, DeCorby K, McRae L, Tirilis D, Husson H. An optimal search filter for retrieving systematic reviews and meta-analyses. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012; 12:51 doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-5

Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB, Hedges Team. EMBASE search strategies achieved high sensitivity and specificity for retrieving methodologically sound systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. 2007;60(1):29-33. [Ovid]

BMJ Clinical Evidence strategy [undated] [Ovid]

CADTH strategy [2014] [Ovid]

SIGN strategy [undated] [Ovid]

MEDLINE

National Library of Medicine: systematic reviews PubMed subset strategy [2017] [PubMed]

Systematic Review Methods Filter at PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/researchers/pubmed-systematic-review-methods-filter/

Lunny C, McKenzie JE, McDonald S. Retrieval of overviews of systematic reviews in MEDLINE was improved by the development an objectively derived and validated search strategy.J Clin Epidemiol. 2015;pii: S0895-4356(15)00578-8

Lee E, Dobbins M, DeCorby K, McRae L, Tirilis D, Husson H. An optimal search filter for retrieving systematic reviews and meta-analyses. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012, 12:51 doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-5

University of Texas School of Public Health. Search filters for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Accessed 06 Dec 2013. [Ovid]

Montori VM, Wilczynski NL, Morgan D, Haynes RB. Optimal search strategies for retrieving systematic reviews from MEDLINE: analytical survey. BMJ 2005;330(7482):68. [Ovid/PubMed] 

And also at http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/hiru/HIRU_Hedges_MEDLINE_Strategies.aspx


Alberta Research Centre for Child Health Evidence:systematic reviews filter [2003] [Ovid]


Shojania KG, Bero LA. Taking advantage of the explosion of systematic reviews: an efficient MEDLINE search strategy. Effect Clin Pract. 2001;4(4):157-62. [PubMed]


White VJ, Glanville JM, Lefebvre C, Sheldon TA. A statistical approach to designing search filters to find systematic reviews: objectivity enhances accuracy. J Info Sci. 2001;27(6):357-70. [Ovid]

Boynton J, Glanville J, McDaid D, Lefebvre C. Identifying systematic reviews in MEDLINE: developing an objective approach to search strategy design. J Info Sci. 1998;24(3):137-54. [Ovid]


BMJ Clinical Evidence strategy [undated] [Ovid]

CADTH strategy [2014] [Ovid, PubMed]

Health Evidence Bulletins - Wales strategy [undated] [Ovid]

PearlHarvestingSearchThesaurus. Research Synthesis terms/Systematic Review terms [undated]

PubMed systematic reviews subset [modified February 2015] [PubMed]

SIGN strategy [undated] [Ovid]

University of Alberta strategy [undated] [Ovid]

PsycINFO

University Hospitals of Leicester Clinical Librarian Blogspot. Systematic review filter for Proquest PsycINFO [2017]

University of Texas School of Public Health. Search filters for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Accessed 06 Dec 2013. [Ovid]

Eady AM, Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB. PsycINFO search strategies identified methodologically sound therapy studies and review articles for use by clinicians and researchers. J Clin Epidemiol 2008;61(1):34-40. [Ovid]

And also at http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/hiru/HIRU_Hedges_PsycINFO_Strategies.aspx

CADTH strategy [2014] [Ovid]

Health Evidence Bulletins - Wales strategy [undated] [Ovid]