Table 4

Retrievals obtained by application of GLAD search strategies in SUMSearch and Google Scholar

Strategy Search terms

Meets criteria

Does not meet criteria

Total


SUMSearch

1843


Guideline*

Detected

97

697

794

Not detected

22

2014

2036

Recommendation*

Detected

72

643

715

Not detected

47

2068

2115

Practice guideline*

Detected

48

286

334

Not detected

71

2425

2496


Google Scholar

987


Guideline/s

Detected

38

595

633

Not detected

81

2116

2197

Recommendation/s

Detected

10

214

224

Not detected

109

2497

2606

Practice guideline/s

Detected

14

116

130

Not detected

105

2595

2700


Total

119

2711

2830


Number of pooled retrievals for the nine MeSH terms in each search engine.

* = truncation; GLAD = Guideline And Disease.

Haase et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007 7:28   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-28

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