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Systematic Reviews for Health: Building Search Strategies

A guide on how a Research Librarian can help you during a systematic review process

Building Search Strategies

Building search strategies is part of the Search for studies step.

This tab offers a step-by-step guide to developing a search strategy for a systematic review. The theoretical explanation for each of the steps (left column) is supplemented with an example (right column).

It is recommended to work through the steps sequentially, starting with Step 1

                               

Templates / Helpsheets

Example

To illustrate each step for developing a search strategy, the example used in the following 11 steps is (with a slight adaptation):

Aromataris, E & Riitano, D 2014, 'Systematic reviews: Constructing a search strategy and searching for evidence', AJN The American Journal of Nursing, vol. 114, no. 5, pp. 49-56.

                               

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