6.4.13  Demonstration search strategies

Box 6.4.e provides a demonstration search strategy for CENTRAL for the topic ‘Tamoxifen for breast cancer’. Note that it includes topic terms only (a randomized trial filter is not appropriate for CENTRAL). There is no limiting to humans only. The strategy is provided for illustrative purposes only: searches of CENTRAL for studies to include in a systematic review would have many more search terms for each of the concepts.

 

Box 6.4.f provides a demonstration search strategy for MEDLINE (Ovid format) for the topic ‘Tamoxifen for breast cancer’. Note that both topic terms and a randomized trial filter are used for MEDLINE. The search is limited to humans. The strategy is provided for illustrative purposes only: searches of MEDLINE for systematic reviews would have many more search terms for each of the concepts.