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dc.contributor.authorDamarell, Raechelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMay, Nikkien_US
dc.contributor.authorHammond, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.authorSladek, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorTieman, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-14T22:25:55Z
dc.date.available2019-03-14T22:25:55Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-21
dc.identifier.citationDamarell, R. A., May, N., Hammond, S., Sladek, R. M., & Tieman, J. J. (2018). Topic search filters: a systematic scoping review. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 36(1), 4–40. https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12244en_US
dc.identifier.issn1471-1834
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/39106
dc.descriptionThis article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving. © 2018 Health Libraries Group All rights reserved. This author accepted manuscript is made available following 24 month embargo from date of publication (Dec 2018) in accordance with the publisher’s archiving policyen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Searching for topics within large biomedical databases can be challenging, especially when topics are complex, diffuse, emerging or lack definitional clarity. Experimentally derived topic search filters offer a reliable solution to effective retrieval; however, their number and range of subject foci remain unknown. Objectives This systematic scoping review aims to identify and describe available experimentally developed topic search filters. Methods Reports on topic search filter development (1990‐) were sought using grey literature sources and 15 databases. Reports describing the conception and prospective development of a database‐specific topic search and including an objectively measured estimate of its performance (‘sensitivity’) were included. Results Fifty‐four reports met inclusion criteria. Data were extracted and thematically synthesised to describe the characteristics of 58 topic search filters. Discussion Topic search filters are proliferating and cover a wide range of subjects. Filter reports, however, often lack clear definitions of concepts and topic scope to guide users. Without standardised terminology, filters are challenging to find. Information specialists may benefit from a centralised topic filter repository and appraisal checklists to facilitate quality assessment. Conclusion Findings will help information specialists identify existing topic search filters and assist filter developers to build on current knowledge in the field.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Health Libraries Group All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectbibliographic databaseen_US
dc.subjectinformation storage and retrievalen_US
dc.subjectliterature searchingen_US
dc.subjectprecisionen_US
dc.subjectrecallen_US
dc.subjectreview scopingen_US
dc.titleTopic search filters: a systematic scoping reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12244en_US
dc.rights.holderHealth Libraries Groupen_US
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupDamarell, Raechel: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6737-7537en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupMay, Nikki: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1111-2094en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupHammond, Sue: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9366-3721en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupSladek, Ruth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6396-2528en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTieman, Jennifer: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2611-1900en_US


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