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Handsearching versus electronic searching to identify reports of randomized trials.

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BACKGROUND: Systematic reviewers need to decide how best to reduce bias in identifying studies for their review. Even when journals are indexed in electronic databases, it can still be difficult to identify all relevant studies reported in these journals. Over 1700 journals have been or are being handsearched within The Cochrane Collaboration to identify reports of controlled trials in order to help address these problems. OBJECTIVES: To review systematically empirical studies, which have co...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
2
Pages:
MR000001
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:766e02b4-e6c8-4c02-9cac-25170a5453f4
Source identifiers:
79104
Local pid:
pubs:79104

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