Investigating the Impact of Search Filters


The following papers report on the impact of using search filters in practice.

Lefebvre C, Glanville J, Beale S, Boachie C, Duffy S, Fraser C, Harbour J, McCool R, Smith, L. Assessing the performance of methodological search filters to improve the efficiency of evidence information retrieval: five literature reviews and a qualitative study.  Health Technology Assessment 2017; 21.69.

Rosen L;  Suhami R. The art and science of study identification: a comparative analysis of two systematic reviews. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16:24.

Damarell RA, Tieman JJ. Searching PubMed for a broad subject area: how effective are palliative care clinicians in finding the evidence in their field?. Health Info Libr J. 2015; 33(1):49-60

Harbour J, Fraser C, Lefebvre C, Glanville J, Beale S, Boachie C, Duffy S, McCool R, Smith L, Varley D.  Reporting methodological search filter performance comparisons: a literature review.  Health Info Libr J. 2014; 31(3):176-94.

Beale, Sophie; Duffy, Steven; Glanville, Julie; Lefebvre, Carol; Wright, Dianne; McCool, Rachael; Varley, Danielle; Boachie, Charles; Fraser, Cynthia; Harbour, Jenny; et al. Choosing and using methodological search filters: searchers' views. Health Info Libr J. 2014; 31(2):133-47.

Shariff SZ, Sontrop JM, Haynes RB, Iansavichus AV, McKibbon KA, Wilczynski NL, Weir MA, Speechley MR, Thind A, Garg AX.  Impact of PubMed search filters on the retrieval of evidence by physicians.  CMAJ; 2012;184(3):E184-90 

Mann R,  Gilbody S M. Should methodological filters for diagnostic test accuracy studies be used in systematic reviews of psychometric instruments? A case study involving screening for postnatal depression. Syst Rev. 2012; 1:9 doi:10.1186/2046-4053-1-9