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Table 2 Comparison of search elements used in two systematic reviews on preventing tobacco smoke exposure in children

From: The art and science of study identification: a comparative analysis of two systematic reviews

Search element Baxi Rosen
Search done by a professional librarian Yes Yes
Use of results of previous searches Yes Yes
Checking reference lists of included studies Yes For some studies
Enquiries for other relevant studies Yes No
Bibliographic Databases Searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINHAL, PSYCINFO, ERIC, CENTRAL, Cochrane Specialised Group Register PUBMED, MEDLINE, EMBASE, WoS, PSYCINFO
Use of subject headings in search strategy Yes Yes
Use of free text to locate relevant non-indexed reports No Yes
Type of filter for study design Broad Specific
Use of grey literature Yes No