Systematic Reviews Questions, Methods and Usage



Table A2. A list of databases used for the study
Involved in SR Link Based in Scientific
disciplines
(thematic fields)
Most frequent
methods in primary
studies
Date search
performed
Databases          
Cochrane
Collaboration
http://summaries.cochrane.org/ UK/global Medicine Double-blind RCTs, RCTs,
clinical trials and observational
studies
13/12/2012
Campbell
Collaboration
http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/ Norway/global Crime and justice
Education
International
Development
Methods
Social Welfare
Double-blind RCTs,
quasi-RCTs and
qualitative research
04/12/2012
Centre for
Reviews
Dissemination
University of York
http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb UK Medicine Double-blind RCTs,
RCTs, clinical trials
and observational
studies
04/12/2012
Evidence in
Health and Social
Care
http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?
om=%5B%7B%22itn%22%3A%5
B%22%20systematic%20reviews%
20%22%5D%7D%5D
UK
(linked
with
CRD and
EPPI)
Medicine Double-blind RCTs,
survey data, quasi-
RCTs and qualitative
research
03/12/2012
Health-
Evidence.ca
http://health-evidence.ca/articles/
search
Canada Medicine Survey data, double-
blind RCTs, qualitative
research and diagnostic
studies
12/12/2012
SIGLE
System for
Information
Retrieval on Gray
Literature
http://www.opengrey.eu/ EU
(France)
Medicine,
pharmacy,
psychology,
management,
socialsciences,
education,law,
urban/rural,
IT
Quasi-RCTs and
survey data
19/12/2012
ERIC http://www.eric.ed.gov/ US Education Case-control,
uncontrolled cohort
studies, cohort studies
and survey data
18/12/2012
PsycINFO http://www.apa.org/pubs/
databases/psycinfo/index.aspx
US Behavioral sciences
and mental health
Registry reports, case-
control and clinical
guidelines
07/12/2012
ProQuest http://www.proquest.co.uk/
en-UK/
US Multidisciplinary Registry reports,
clinical studies,
uncontrolled cohort
studies and case-
control
05/12/2012
SocINDEX http://www.ebscohost.com/
academic/socindex-with-full-text
US/global Sociology RCTs, registry reports,
case studies and
qualitative research
14/12/2012
Web of Knowldge http://wokinfo.com/ US/global Multidisciplinary RCTs,
observational studies,
quasi-RCTs and survey
data
12/12/2012
Libraries
WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org/ US/global Multidisciplinary Cohort studies, survey
and RCTs
12/12/2012
Academic databases
Scopus http://www.scopus.com/ Netherlands/
global
Multidisciplinary
(medicine, life
sciences, physical
sciences, socials
ciences and
humanities)
Clinical trials, clinical
studies, RCTs and
survey
11/12/2012
Taylor and Francis
Online
http://www.tandfonline.com/ UK Multidisciplinary Survey, case studies,
qualitative research
and clinical trials
18/12/2012
Wiley Online
Library
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
advanced/search
US Multidisciplinary Clinical studies, RCTs,
clinical trials and case
studies
17/12/2012
Science direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/ Netherlands/
global
Multidisciplinary
(medicine, life
sciences, physical
sciences, social
sciences and
humanities)
RCTs, clinical trials,
observational studies
and cohort studies
12/12/2012
Unbound Medline http://ne.com/medline/ebmne.
com/medline/ebm
US/global Medicine RCTs, survey, clinical
trials and observational
studies
11/12/2012
Medline http://www.thelancet.com/search US/global Medicine RCTs, clinical trials,
cohort studies and
observational studies
11/12/2012
BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com/
search
UK Medicine Double blind RCTs,
RCTs, clinical trials
and observational
studies
10/12/2012
Ebsco Academic
Search Complete
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/ US/global Multidisciplinary RCTs, clinical trials,
observational studies
and cohort studies
19/12/2012
SAGE journals http://online.sagepub.com/ US/global Multidisciplinary
(medicine, life
sciences,engineering,
socialsciences and
humanities)
RCTs, clinical trials,
survey and cohort
studies
18/01/2013
Emerald http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ UK Multidisciplinary Survey, case studies,
RCTs and
observational studies
11/12/2012
Ingentaconnect http://www.ingentaconnect.com/ UK Multidisciplinary RCTs, clinical trials,
cohort studies and
observational studies
12/12/2012
Annual Reviews http://www.annualreviews.org/ US Multidisciplinary Survey, clinical trials,
cohort studies and
casestudies
17/01/2013
SSRN http://papers.ssrn.com/ US/global Social sciences Survey, clinical trials,
case studies and
clinical guidelines
18/01/2013
SociologicalAbstracts http://www.csa.com/factsheets/
socioabs-set-c.php
US Sociology RCTs, survey, clinical
trials and case studies
18/01/2013
International
Political Science
Abstracts
http://iab.sagepub.com/ US Political science Survey, survey data,
qualitative data and
qualitative research
12/12/2012
PAIS http://www.csa.com/factsheets/
pais-set-c.php
US Political science RCTs, survey,
observational studies
and cohort studies
18/12/2012
CAB Abstracts http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?
site=170&page=1016&pid=125
Global Life sciences RCTs 18/01/2013
Communication
and Mass Media
Complete
http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/
communication-mass-media-complete
US Communication RCTs, case studies and
survey
18/01/2013
EconLit http://search.proquest.com/econlit/ US Economics Survey, clinical trials,
observational studies
and case studies
18/01/2013
JSTOR http://www.jstor.org US Multidisciplinary Case control, RCTs,
survey and double
blind RCTs
18/01/2013
International
Bibliography of
the Social
Sciences (IBSS)
http://www.proquest.co.uk/en-UK
/catalogs/databases/detail/ibss-set-c.shtml
US Social sciences Survey, clinical trials,
cohort studies and case
studies
18/01/2013
Journals
SystematicReviews Journal www.systematicreviewsjournal.com UK Systematic Reviews RCTs, clinical trials,
observational studies
and survey
22/01/2013
Journal of
Development
Effectiveness
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjde20/current US International
Development
Case-control, RCTs,
clinical trials and
cohort studies
22/01/2013
Research Synthesis
Methods
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search/results US Methodology Uncontrolled cohort
studies, diagnostic
studies, cohort studies
and case studies
22/01/2013
The Lancet http://www.thelancet.com/search UK Health Observational studies,
qualitative data, case-
control and RCTs
22/01/2013
Trials http://www.trialsjournal.com/search UK Health Survey data, cohort
studies, clinical trials
and qualitative
research
22/01/2013
PLOS ONE http://www.plosone.org/search US Multidisciplinary Qualitative data,
clinical trials,
diagnostic studies and
RCTs
22/01/2013
Evidence-based
medicine
http://ebm.bmj.com/ UK Health Survey data, clinical
studies, observational
studies and cohort
studies
22/01/2013
Institutions
EVIPNet
Evidence
Informed Policy
Network
http://search.bvsalud.org/evipnet/index.php Global Health, public
policies,
international
development
RCTs, clinical trials,
cohort studies and
double blind RCTs
23/01/2013
World Health
Organization
http://search.who.int/ Global Health,
international
development
RCTs, clinical trials,
case studies and case
control
23/01/2013
World Bank http://search.worldbank.org/ Global Economics,
international
Development
Survey, survey data,
case studies and
qualitative data
23/01/2013
International
Initiative for
Impact Evaluation
(3ie)
http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/
evidence/systematic-reviews/?q=
US International
Development
Case studies, clinical
studies, qualitative data
and clinical trials
21/01/2013
Department for
International
Development, UK
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/R4D/Search/
BrowseByTheme.aspx
UK International
Development
Case studies, survey,
qualitative research
and RCTs
21/01/2013
Overseas
Development
Institute
http://www.odi.org.uk/search UK International
Development
Case studies, survey,
qualitative data and
qualitative research
21/01/2013
EPPI-Centre http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/
Default.aspx?tabid=62
UK Public policies Mixed methods 25/01/2013
Collaboration for
Environmental
Evidence
http://www.environmentalevidence.
org/Reviews.htm
UK,
Australia
and South
Africa
Environment Survey, experiment,
case-control
25/01/2013
AusAID http://www.ausaid.gov.au/research/
Pages/Selection.aspx
Australia International
Development
Case studies, clinical
studies, qualitative data
and clinical trials
25/01/2013