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Checking reference lists to find additional studies for systematic reviews

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2011
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Mentioned by

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1 blog
twitter
12 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Readers on

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209 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
Title
Checking reference lists to find additional studies for systematic reviews
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.mr000026.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tanya Horsley, Orvie Dingwall, Margaret Sampson

Abstract

Checking reference lists to identify relevant studies for systematic reviews is frequently recommended by systematic review manuals and is often undertaken by review authors. To date, no systematic review has explicitly examined the effectiveness of checking reference lists as a method to supplement electronic searching.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 202 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 21%
Researcher 26 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 12%
Student > Bachelor 19 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 8%
Other 46 22%
Unknown 33 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 12%
Social Sciences 18 9%
Psychology 14 7%
Computer Science 9 4%
Other 36 17%
Unknown 43 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 May 2021.
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#1,608,413
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,884
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#8,271
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 36 outputs
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