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 Medical Research Methodology 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. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 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 Medical Research Methodology 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. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2007;60(1):29-33. [Ovid]

BMJ Clinical Evidence strategy [undated] [Ovid]

CADTH strategy [2014] [Ovid]

SIGN strategy [undated] [Ovid]

MEDLINE

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.Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2015 Dec 23. 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 Medical Research Methodology 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]

National Library of Medicine: systematic reviews PubMed subset strategy [2008] [PubMed]


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] 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. Effective Clinical Practice 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. Journal of Information Science 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. Journal of Information Science 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 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. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 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]