LIBR534 Assignment – Critique Search in Cochrane Review

I tried something different this term with our third assignment for LIBR534, and asked our students to critique a search strategy in a completed systematic review. Over the next few days, I’ll be highlighting a few of the really good ones. The one below was written by Sandra Barron, MLIS Student, and a future health librarian (I hope)! ~Dean

6 thoughts on “LIBR534 Assignment – Critique Search in Cochrane Review

  1. Do you have them look at the PRESS tool/research by Jessie McGowan and Margaret Sampson? I’ve found that to be the most useful tool I’ve encountered for this type of thing. AND it has the added benefit of being evidence-based.

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  3. I figured you must have. Such a useful tool. In your class did many students uncover terrible Cochrane searches? What did they think about those in the context of Cochrane reviews being the “gold standard”?

  4. Thanks for the plug Jeff!

    The latest tools for PRESS have just been published in EBLIP:

    Jessie McGowan, Margaret Sampson, Carol Lefebvre, An Evidence Based Checklist for the Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS EBC) Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 5(1):149-154:
    http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP

    Sincerely,

    Margaret

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