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CAT guide: Search strategy

How to make a CAT (Critically Appraised Topic), a short summary of the best available evidence, created to answer a specific clinical question.

General aspects

Examples

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library contains different types of evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. 

The two most relevant ones:

-  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

-  Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

 

How to search Cochrane Library?

Embase

Embase is a large database with articles of biomedical and pharmaceutical journals (all Medline records are included). Embase records are indexed according to the Emtree.

Pubmed



PubMed 
comprises biomedical research articles. More

How do I search PubMed?

How to use MeSH in Pubmed?

Assistance with literature searches


UMCG-employees and (RUG) students are welcome to make an appointment about search strategy for a systematic review or a CAT.

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