How do various fugitive literature searching methods impact the comprehensiveness of literature uncovered for the systematic review?

Helmer D, Savoie I, Green C
Record ID 31999009737
Authors' objectives:

To determine if and to what extent various fugitive literature searching methods affect the comprehensiveness of literature uncovered for systematic reviews.

Authors' recommendations: The preliminary results of this study show that fugitive literature searching can be an effective tool for uncovering material for the systematic review. The quality of the fugitive literature items uncovered as well as the likelihood of this literature affecting the results of the systematic review is yet to be determined.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
Organisation Name: British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: B. C. Office of Health Technology Assessment, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, S-184 Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., V6T 1Z3, Canada.
Copyright: BCOHTA
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