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MED 264: Systematic Reviews: Databases and Sources

a resource for finding data sources and standards to support systematic searches of the biomedical literature

Databases and Sources

Databases You Will Probably Search

Reviews and readers will expect these databases to be searched in most systematic literature reviews.  You'll need a reason not to search them.

Databases You Might Search

These databases can be an important complement to your search.  They can be essential in their specialized topic areas.

Resources for Meetings and Other Grey Literature

Truely unbiased searches look for unpublished literature in a number of places, included meeting abstracts, white papers, clinical trial registries, and searching by hand.