Keep track of literature and cope with overload
The Mendeley reference manager helps you:
There’s more research information than we can keep up with (Fraser & Dunstan, 2010).
So here are tips for prioritizing what to read.
|Specificity vs Sensitivity||
Focus on specificity (whether papers are on target) and accept lower sensitivity (finding everything relevant).
Keep in mind the principle of diminishing returns when searching for more research (“the gain may not be worth the pain”).
Read abstracts carefully and then decide whether to read the full paper extensively.
An individual can’t be expected to fully read all available research (Pain, 2016).
Focus on studies with the best research design for your type of clinical question.
Filter search results to relevant parameters.
For example, PubMed has filters for: