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Surveying the traumatic stress literature: the effective use of bibliographic databases in preparing reviews and meta-analyses.
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PMID:  20979218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The value of a systematic review or meta-analysis depends upon the care with which it is designed and conducted. A major factor in this is the literature search that identifies the articles to be reviewed. Careful selection of bibliographic databases and the use of well-designed search strategies based on the controlled vocabularies contained in published thesauri are essential to ensure retrieval of all relevant articles. This commentary offers suggestions for identifying the literature to be searched, designing a suitable search strategy, using a controlled vocabulary, and describing the bibliographic methodology underlying a systematic review or meta-analysis.
Authors:
Fred Lerner; Jessica L Hamblen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of traumatic stress     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1573-6598     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Stress     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809259     Medline TA:  J Trauma Stress     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  819-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Center for PTSD and Dartmouth Medical School, White River Junction, VA Medical Center, VT, USA. Fred.Lerner@dartmouth.edu
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