Answered By: Brad Snelling
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015     Views: 60

As far as I know, there is not a limiter in SOLAR for systematic reviews. With that said, you can often tease them out by going into the Advanced search, and using one of the search windows to search on the phrase "systematic review." Use the drop down menu to the right of the window to search for this phrase within Abstracts of articles. You will use the other windwos to search on your keywords or subjects.

The more specialized databases for health sciences sometimes have a specific limiter. For instance, in the basic search in CINAHL, if you drop down to the limiter for "publication type" there is an option for Systematic Reviews.

In Medline with Full Text, both the Basic and Advanced search have a checkbox limiter for "EBM Reviews." Results will include systematic reviews, but not exclusively. There is also a search limiter under publication type for "Review" although results will not all be systemabic reviews. Your best bet here might be the same as in SOLAR: use one of the windows in the Advanced Search to search on "systematic review" and then select Abstract from the drop-down menu on the right. Use the other search windows to enter your keywords or subject headings.

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