Expert searches

Listed below are some links to sites hosting expert search strategies.

ERIC Expert Searches
http://ericae.net/scripts/ewiz/expert.htm

Health Information Research Unit ‘Hedges Project’ (OVID Medline, Embase, CINAHL (in development))
http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/hedges/indexhiru.htm

Campbell Collaboration
Information Retrieval Appendix C: Methodological Search Filters to identify reports of controlled trials, with OVID search-engine syntax (ERIC, Sociological Abstracts, Criminal Justice Abstracts)
http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/SWCG/reviews.asp

APA Expert Searches PsycInfo
http://www.apa.org/psycinfo/training/saved/

HSTAT’s AHRQ Evidence Reports (inc expert search strategies)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=hstat1a.part.1

Search for HTA documents – expert searches should be included in them.

An example of an AHRQ expert search:
Appendix B: Search Strategies by Working Condition and for the Campbell Collaboration Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=hstat1a.section.11269

PubMed subset strategies
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/pubmed_subsets.html

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