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Systematic Reviews, Scoping Reviews, and Health Technology Assessments - Searching the Literature

Search Filters

Search filters are standardized strategies that help identify higher quality literature within many of the medical databases. They are very useful for narrowing a search to high quality study designs but can also be used for other topics or age groups.

To incorporate a search filter into a search strategy, use AND to combine the final set of subject search with the final set of the filter.

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Health Sciences Filters at U of A

A repository of search filters recommended or created by U of A Librarians.

Additional Search Filters