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Systematic Reviews in Medicine: Search for Studies

Choose Databases

It is best practice to search a minimum of four databases in a systematic review, in addition to sources for grey literature and clinical trials. Databases in the Primary box will apply to any health or medical topic. Databases in the Secondary box will apply based on specific topics. Please contact your librarian for help choosing databases; you can also use the Search Smart tool

Primary Databases

Databases useful for any health or medical topic.

Clinical Trials: Registries

Be sure to also check Cochrane's "Trials" tab.

Clinical Trials: Data

Secondary Databases

Databases which may be useful depending on the topic.

Grey Literature

Dissertations and Theses


Web Searches

Final Checks:

Google Web Search

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