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Filters to find animal studies

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Publications that review search filter performance

Leenaars M; Hooijmans CR; van Veggel N; ter Riet G; Leeflang M; Hooft L; van der Wilt GJ; Tillema A; Ritskes-Hoitinga M.  A step-by-step guide to systematically identify all relevant animal studies.  Laboratory Animals. 46(1):24-31, 2012 Jan.



de Vries RB1, Hooijmans CR, Tillema A, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M.Updated version of the Embase search filter for animal studiesLab Anim. 2014 Jan;48(1):88. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

de Vries R B M, Hooijmans .R, Tillema A, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. A search filter for increasing the retrieval of animal studies in Embase. Lab Anim. 2011;45(4):268-270