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Different interface … different results

The latest issue of the HLG Newsletter has a summary article about searching HTA database via different interfaces. It concludes that

“… there will always be differences in the number of records retrieved by the three interfaces because of differences in the way searches for MeSH headings are executed, differences in the fields searched for an ‘all text’ search, differences in the way proximity operators perform and the word order searched”

This should be noted when advising on a systematic review search strategy and may also be of interest to researchers.

Read the full article and get contact details at http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/health/Documents/Articles.pdf 

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