Our Search Strategy
We systematically search the published literature using three strategies:
- Electronic Search
We search seven bibliographic databases:
- Sociological Abstracts
All databases have been searched from 1995 to present. For MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycINFO, we have developed methodological search filters to retrieve systematic reviews, meta-analyses and metasyntheses that evaluate the effectiveness of public health interventions. Click here for more info on our systematic review hedge
We screen the Cochrane Library for new, updated and withdrawn reviews. We also receive and screen the following evidence services: National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tool's PublicHealth+; Knowledge Translation+; Best Evidence for Nursing+; MacPLUS Federated Search; Health Systems Evidence.
Searches are updated monthly. To date, over 1,490,000 titles have been screened.
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