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Meta analysis

Meta analysis
0
5
No browsable thesaurus

Meta-analysis

1
4
No browsable thesaurus

Review

Review
0
4135
No browsable thesaurus
Reviews
0
6341
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by reviews
Literature review
0
144
No browsable thesaurus
Systematic review
0
23
No browsable thesaurus
Overview Overviews
0
12
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by overviews.
Overview
0
702
No browsable thesaurus
Synthesis Synthesis
0
26
No browsable thesaurus
Synthesises
0
2
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by synthesises.
Integrative research/review Integrative review
0
0
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by integrative review.
Analysis Analysis
0
2894
No browsable thesaurus
Study Study
0
5208
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by study
Studies
0
4348
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by studies
Trial Trials
0
145
No browsable thesaurus
Trial
0
219
No browsable thesaurus
Controlled clinical trial
0
1
No browsable thesaurus
Clinical trial
0
7
No browsable thesaurus
Randomised control trials Randomised control trial
0
0
No browsable thesaurus
Randomised control trials
0
1
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by randomised control trials
Randomised controlled trials
0
4
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by randomised controlled trials
Randomised controlled trial
0
20
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by randomised controlled trial
Cluster randomised controlled trial
0
0
No browsable thesaurus
RCTs RCT
0
5
No browsable thesaurus
Observational study Observational studies
0
2
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by observational studies
Observational study
0
12
No browsable thesaurus.
Cohort study Cohort analysis
0
5
No browsable thesaurus.
Cohort study
0
78
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by cohort studies
Cohort studies
0
3
No browsable thesaurus
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal study
0
71
No browsable thesaurus
Longitudinal studies
0
5
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by longitudinal studies
Comparative study Comparative study
0
102
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by comparative study
Comparative studies
0
22
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by comparative studies
Comparative analyses
0
68
No browsable thesaurus
Comparative case study
0
4
No browsable thesaurus
Prospective study Prospective study
0
25
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by prospective study
Prospective studies
0
0
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by prospective studies
Case study Case study
0
1330
No browsable thesaurus. Textword results searching by case study
Case studies
0
1174
No browsable thesaurus.
Case controlled study Case control study
0
15
No browsable thesaurus.
Case control studies
0
1
No browsable thesaurus.
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods
Ageline
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
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COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta analysis
107

Meta analyses

148
Systematic Review Systematic review
N/A
55
Systematic reviews
11

Review

Review
0
5721
No browsable thesaurus, but descriptors are assigned to each record
Reviews
6754
Literature reviews
2070
0
No browsable thesaurus, but descriptors are assigned to each record
Overview Overview
N/A
2238
Overviews
75
Synthesis Synthesis
Indexed as 'Literature reviews'
307
Syntheses
3
Integrative research/review Integrative review
Indexed as 'Literature reviews
26
Integrative research
Indexed as 'Literature reviews
104
Analysis Analysis
9155
Analyses
3169
Study Study
12281
Studies
11384
Longitudinal studies
3735
Trial Trial
754
Trials
961
Controlled clinical trials
86
Randomised control trials Randomized control
452
Randomised control
7
Randomised controlled trial
157
Randomized controlled trials
322
363
RCTs RCT
5
RCTs
7
Observational study Observational study
117
Observational studies
41
Observational analysis
47
Cohort study Cohort study
173
Cohort studies
36
Cohort analysis
74
Cohort analyses
16
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal study
1342
Longitudinal studies
3735
3902
Longitudinal analysis
137
Longitudinal analyses
75
Comparative study Comparative study
157
Comparative studies
85
Comparative analysis
176
Comparative analyses
21
Prospective study Prospective study
281
Prospective studies
62
Prospective analysis
31
Prospective analyses
3
Case study Case study
948
Case studies
1406
Case controlled study Case control
156
Case controlled
15
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • It is not possible with the web version of the database to restrict searches to fields. Truncation seems to be automatic.

Other headings:

  • Research techniques
  • Surveys
ASSIA
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta-analysis
874
1203
Systematic review Systematic reviews
409
490

Review

Review(s)
0
25266
Literature reviews
2275
N/A
Review articles
42
N/A
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
2820
Avoid using, used a lot in social sciences for descriptors of services etc.
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
0
646
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
689
Analysis Analysis(es)
0
38304
Cost analysis
91
N/A
Economic analysis
102
N/A
Data analysis
262
N/A
Factor analysis
444
N/A
Functional analysis
23
N/A
Study Study(ies)
11588
65940
'Study' and 'studies' used in many thesaurus terms - very broad.
Trial Clinical trials
340
6219
Subject heading results of limited uses. Broader term is research methods.
Research Methods
2431
N/A
Randomised control trials Randomized controlled trials
1347
1743
Broader term is research methods
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
86
Observational study Observational research
127
419
Subject heading results of limited use
Cohort study Cohort analysis
692
2618
Longitudinal study Longitudinal studies (narrower term to cohort analysis)
2010
3506
Narrower term to cohort analysis
Comparative study Comparative studies
435
1606
Prospective study Prospective studies
244
1054
Case study Case studies (includes narrower term, single case studies)
1735
6508
Subject heading include narrower term, single case studies
Case controlled study Case controlled studies
192
488
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods
N/A
N/A

Notes:

  • There is no explosion function in the version we explored, so in the CSA version to retrieve narrow terms, each narrower term must be individually selected.

Other subject headings:

  • None identified to date
British Education Index
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta analysis
38
41
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
N/A
23

Review

Literature reviews
533
2020
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
302
Synthesis Synthesis
67
72
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
35
Analysis Evaluation methods
2120
3726
Evaluation methods used for analysis
Study Study(ies)
N/A
36300
Trial Trial(s)
3
95
No thesaurus term. Subject heading results for clinical trials. Subject heading n/a - keyword: clinical trials
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
11
7
No thesaurus term for RAN. Subject heading results for randomised experiments. Subject heading n/a - keyword: randomised experiments
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
0
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
27
Cohort study Cohort analysis
4
31
Longitudinal study Longitudinal studies
925
925
Comparative study Comparative analysis
205
1112
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
5
Case study Case stud*
4884
17792
Case controlled study Case control*
N/A
1
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • Keywords - This indicates a thesaurus term which is 'on trial'. These terms are being monitored for possible future inclusion in the thesaurus.

Other subject headings:

  • Followup studies - 2
  • Cross sectional studies - 3
CareData (Electronic Library for Social Care)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)

N/A
49
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
N/A
4000

Review

Literature reviews
1011
71
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
997
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
N/A
91
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
64
Analysis Analysis(es)
N/A
3645
Study Study(ies)
N/A
10968
Trial Trial(s)
N/A
339
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
N/A
54
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
9
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
19
Cohort study Cohort stud* or cohort analys*
N/A
41
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys*
N/A
151
Comparative study Comparative studies
938
171
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
40
Case study Case stud*
N/A
1200
Case controlled study Case control*
N/A
15
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • No thesaurus structure or scope notes are provided. There is a list of keywords with some notes for 'related terms' and 'use'/'use for' notes.

Other subject headings:

  • Research methods - 1236
  • Long term studies - 71
CINAHL (via Ovid)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta analysis
3470
3862
Systematic Review Systematic review
1508
4684

Review

Review
19368
40804
Explode Literature review (includes systematic review)
3233
Note: literature review includes systematic review
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
7096
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
N/A
2237
Some relevant and some spurious results
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
0
868
Interative review maps to systematic review
Analysis Analysis
0
52275
Avoid - used for statistical and chemical analysis
Study Study(ies)
N/A
142935
Trial Explode Clinical trials
25610
16112
Randomised control trials Randomized controlled trial
14951
4714
RCTs RCT(s)
795
Note: RCT maps to clinical trial
Observational study Explode Nonexperimental studies
52609
1190
Cohort study Cohort study(ies)
0
2770
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal studies
25481
0
Explode Longitudinal studies
31991
0
Explode Logitudinal studies
0
2322
Comparative study Explode Comparative study
24256
25036
Prospective study Explode Prospective studies
31991
32695
Case study Case study
3414
10450
Case controlled study Case control study
7061
7415
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Over subject headings:

  • explode Evaluation research - 6128
DH-Data/King's Fund Database (Silverplatter)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta-analysis
100
260
No thesaurus or publication type field
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
744
658

Review

Systematic reviews
475
No thesaurus or publication type field
Literature reviews
1375
No thesaurus or publication type field
Review
20750
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
2427
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
N/A
244
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
59
Analysis Analysis
2453
12405
Study Studies
3703
39802
Trial Clinical trials
454
4687
Randomised control trials Randomised controlled trials
652
831
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
131
Observational study Observational study(ies)
N/A
236
Cohort study Cohort studies
22
682
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal studies
42
310
Comparative study Comparative studies
1059
495
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
423
Case study Case studies
969
4161
Case controlled study Case control studies
8
547
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Additional thesaurus terms:

  • Long term studies - 78
  • Follow up studies - 97
EMBASE (via Ovid)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta analysis
16572
18839

Review

Review
596230
0
Review literature
4713
0
Review and Review Literature
0
634287
Systematic Review Systematic review
N/A
4840
Searched by systematic* review*
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
30144
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
51222
335255
Avoid - used for chemical synthesis
Integrative research/review Integrative research or review
N/A
15
Textword results searched by integrative research
Analysis Analysis(es)
0
1047900
Avod - used in numerous subheadings and chemical/genetic analysis
Study Explode Types of study
7604518
2568080
Trial Clinical trials
274704
244310
Randomised control trials Randomized controlled trial
78252
87214
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
1955
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
8360
Cohort study Cohort analysis
16315
40121
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal study
7553
21411
Comparative study explode Comparative study
175799
86811
Prospective study Prospective study
29097
81327
Case study Case study
3192
19651
Case controlled study Case control study
8649
25151
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Other subject headings:

  • Evaluation studies, but no definition
EPPI-Centre Register of REviews of Effectiveness in Health Promotion
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis
127
51
Meta-analysis
51
Meta-analyses
10
Meta analyses
10
Metaanalysis
2
Systematic Review Systematic review
88
88

Review

Review
394
374
Textword results searching by review
Reviews
0
115
Textword results searching by reviews
Overview Overview
N/A
20
Textword results searching by overview
Overviews
0
2
Textword results searching by overviews
Synthesis Synthesis
N/A
17
Textword results searching by synthesis
Integrative research/review Integrative research
N/A
0
Textword results searched by integrative research
Integrative review
0
3
Textword results searched by integrative review
Analysis Secondary analysis
1
0
Textword results searched by secondary analysis
Analysis
0
85
Textword results searched by analysis
Analyses
23
Study Study
N/A
78
Textword results searched by study
Studies
235
Textword results searched by studies
Trial Trial
54
22
Textword results searched by trial
Trials
86
Textword results searched by trials
Randomised control trials Randomised controlled trial
0
1
Textword results searched by randomised controlled trial
Randomised controlled trials
0
14
Textword results searched by randomised controlled trials
Randomized control trials
0
1
Textword results searched by randomized control trials
Randomized controlled trial
0
1
Textword results searched by randomized control trial
Randomized controlled trials
0
23
Textword results searched by randomized controlled trials
RCTs RCT
0
1
Textword results searched by RCT
RCTs
0
2
Textword results searched by RCTs
Observational study Observational study
0
2
Textword results searched by Observational study
Observational studies
N/A
5
Textword results searched by Studies
Cohort study Cohort studies
0
1
Textword results searched by Cohort studies
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal studies
N/A
1
Textword results searched by Longitudinal studies
Comparative study Comparative study
N/A
0
Textword results searched by Comparative study
Prospective study Prospective studies
N/A
6
Textword results searched by Prospective studies
Case study Case studies
N/A
1
Textword results searched by Case studies
Case controlled study Case control study
112
1
Textword results searched by Case control study
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods
ERIC
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis
1429
1816
Systematic Review Systematic review
N/A
127

Review

Literature reviews
16255
State of the art reviews
6684
Review
97270
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
30840
Synthesis Synthesis
591
5325
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
1731
Analysis Evaluation methods
32143
189773
Evaluation methods used for analysis
Study Study(ies)
39001
343452
Trial Trial(s)
N/A
4815
Randomised control trials Control Groups
770
32
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
26
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
395
Cohort study Cohort analysis
760
860
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal studies
10533
13002
Comparative study Comparative analysis
36107
38444
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
149
Case study Case studies
22789
35637
Case controlled study Case control*
N/A
44
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Other subject headings:

  • Followup studies - 1973
  • Cross sectional studies - 200
HDA Evidence Base (via HealthPromis)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta-analysis
254
32
Textword results searching by meta-analysis
Meta analyses
35
Systematic Review Systematic reviews
310
243

Review

Literature review
74
44
Textword results searching by literature review
Systematic reviews
24
41
Textword results searching by systematic reviews
Review
0
142
Textword results searching by review
Reviews
0
76
Textword results searching by reviews
Overview Overview
N/A
3
Textword results searching by overview
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
N/A
1
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
0
Analysis Analysis
16
41
Study Study
N/A
24
Textword results searching by study
Studies
0
67
Textword results searching by studies
Trial Clinical Trials
100
5
Textword results searching by clinical trials
Trial
0
10
Textword results searching by trial
Trials
0
48
Textword results searching by trials
Randomised control trials Randomised controlled trials
598
45
RCTs RCT(s)
9
1
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
187
 
Cohort study Cohort studies
737
508
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys
16
408
Comparative study Comparative studies
91
249
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
49
515
Case study Case studies
618
3
Case controlled study Case control studies
91
200
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Note:

  • The HDA Evidence Base has merged with HealthPromis and is a topic database within this database. A topic database is defined as "smaller, focused database within the larger database." It uses the same thesaurus and indexing policy as HealthPromis.
HealthPromis
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta-analysis
128
254
Systematic Review Systematic reviews
310
230

Review

Literature review
517
709
Textword results searching by literature review
Systematic reviews
194
310
Textword results searching by systematic reviews
Review
2575
Textword results searching by review
Reviews
803
Textword results searching by reviews
Overview Overview
0
330
Overviews
N/A
7
Textword results searching by overviews
Synthesis Synthesis
N/A
53
Textword results searching by synthesis
Synthesises
0
Integrative research/review Integrative research
N/A
3
Textword results searching by integrative research
Integrative review
N/A
5
Textword results searching by integrative review
Analysis Analysis
258
1394
Textword results searching by analysis
Study Study
N/A
4599
Textword results searching by study
Studies
0
2552
Textword results searching by studies
Trial Clinical Trials
20
100
Textword results searching by clinical trials
Trial
0
747
Textword results searching by trial
Trials
0
830
Textword results searching by trials
Randomised control trials Randomised controlled trials
442
26
Randomised control trial
0
37
Textword results searching by randomised control trial
Randomised controlled trial
0
175
Textword results searching by randomised controlled trial
Randomized control trial
0
18
Textword results searching by randomized control trial
Randomized control trials
0
9
Textword results searching by randomized control trials
Randomized controlled trial
0
94
Textword results searching by randomized controlled trial
Randomised controlled trials
0
34
Textword results searching by randomized controlled trials
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
9
RCT
10
Observational study Observational study
N/A
48
Cohort study Cohort studies
596
737
Textword results searching by cohort studies
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal study
N/A
210
Comparative study Comparative studies
68
91
Textword results searching by comparative studies
Prospective study Prospective study
N/A
317
Case study Case studies
395
427
Textword results searching by case studies
Case controlled study Case control studies
35
280
Textword results searching by case control studies
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)
416
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
69
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords

Review

Review(s)
12373
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Overview Overview(s)
3371
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords. We suggest that this term is used with caution or linked with other terms because it is used a lot in social sciences for descriptions of services etc.
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
1409
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords. We suggest that this term is used with caution or linked with other terms because it has a number of meanings
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
514
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Analysis Analysis(es)
105466
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords. We suggest that this term is used with caution or linked with other terms because it has a number of meanings and is used for social/statistical analysis
Study Study(ies)
143636
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Trial Trial(s)
2240
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords. We suggest that this term is not used singly because of the potential for confusion when used in its legal sense
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
71
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
RCTs RCT(s)
21
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
48
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Cohort study Cohort stud* or cohort analys*
346
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys
1010
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Comparative study Comparative stud* or comparative analys*
14170
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords. We suggest that this phrase is used with caution or linked with other terms because of the large number of different meanings
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
140
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Case study Case stud*
14475
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Case controlled study Case control*
6
Can not search keywords independently although these are assigned to entries. Search results are textword hits and keywords
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • In the BIDS service the wild card (truncation term) is *.
MEDLINE (via Ovid)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis
5508
12857
Meta analysis.pt (Publication Type)
9461
0
Systematic Review Review academic (Publication Type)
82736

5523

Searched by systematic* review*

Review

Review.pt (Publication Type)
1055090
191354
Overview Overview(s)
0
18418
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
0
111774
Avoid - used for chemical synthesis
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
2875
Analysis Analysis(es)
0
626060
Avoid - used for chemical and genetic analyses
Study Study(ies)
0
14545043
Trial MeSH: explode Clinical trials
157481
150501
Randomised control trials Mesh: Randomized controlled trials
33666
0
Mesh: explode Controlled clinical trials (broader term)
36005
0
Randomized controlled trial.pt (Publication Type)
192490
0
Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
0
31058
RCTs RCT(s)
0
2226
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
7131
Cohort study MeSH: Cohort analysis
50419
51918
Longitudinal study
MeSH: Longitudinal studies
36743
0
MeSH: explode Longitudinal studies
468492
0
Logitudinal study
0
29597
Comparative study MeSH: explode Comparative study
1142862
802123
Prospective study MeSH: Prospective studies
176699
128900
Case study MeSH: Case study
1100352
10344
Case controlled study MeSH: Case-control studies
59377
64718
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • Evaluation Studies: Do not use for analysis - use drug evaluation or clinical trials;
  • Note differences between MeSH and the EMBASE thesaurus. For example, EMBASE has Logitudinal study without narrower terms but MeSH has narrower terms: Follow-up studies and Prospective studies;
  • In general, use Publication Type rather than MeSH since MeSH are supposed to be used for papers about a particular type of research (i.e. papers about research methods or advances in methods) while Publication Type is used to describe the research type of a paper. This broad distinction is not always followed consistently by the MeSH indexers.

 

PsycINFO
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis
2505
4908
Publication Type: Meta-analysis
3643
Systematic Review Systematic reviews
681
799
Review Literature review
21977
115252
Overview Overview(s)
193
21126
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
N/A
8681
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
206
Analysis Analysis
46373
253693
Study Study(ies)
N/A
424708
Trial Publication Type: Clinical Trial
3371
61908
Randomised control trials Random sampling
252
906
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
319
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
1267
Cohort study Cohort analysis
556
1151
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal studies
14043
30843
Comparative study Comparative stud* or comparative analys*
N/A
10097
Prospective study Prospective studies
267
4193
Case study Case stud*
N/A
28202
Case controlled study Case control*
N/A
1321
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Other headings:

  • Subject heading: Followup studies - 12327
  • Subject heading: Retrospective studies - 262
  • Publication Type: Followup study - 17878
  • Publication Type: Prospective study - 1726
  • Publication Type: Retrospective study - 3240
ReFeR
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)
0
88
No thesaurus or publication type field
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
0
319
No thesaurus or publication type field. Testword results searching by systematic* review*

Review

Review(s)
0
473
No thesaurus or publication type field
Overview Overview(s)
0
23
No thesaurus or publication type field
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
0
36
Picks up systematic reviews and health technology assessments
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
0
1
No thesaurus or publication type field
Analysis Analysis(es)
0
591
No thesaurus or publication type field
Study Study(ies)
0
919
No thesaurus or publication type field
Trial Trial(s)
0
681
No thesaurus or publication type field
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
0
275
No thesaurus or publication type field
RCTs RCT(s)
0
261
No thesaurus or publication type field
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
0
81
No thesaurus or publication type field
Cohort study Cohort stud* or cohort analys*
0
68
No thesaurus or publication type field
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys
0
45
No thesaurus or publication type field
Comparative study Comparative stud* or comparative analys*
0
34
No thesaurus or publication type field
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
0
43
No thesaurus or publication type field
Case study Case stud*
0
96
No thesaurus or publication type field
Case controlled study Case control*
0
12
No thesaurus or publication type field
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • * and ? are wild cards (truncation terms) for single terms;
  • By default, search terms are joined by AND. Use "" for phrase searching, and avoid truncation.
Regard
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)
0
39
No thesaurus or keyword system
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
0
68
No thesaurus or keyword system. Testword results searching by systematic* review*

Review

Review(s)
0
3561
No thesaurus or keyword system
Overview Overview(s)
0
356
No thesaurus or keyword system
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
0
119
No thesaurus or keyword system. This term appears in a number of contexts
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
18
No thesaurus or keyword system
Analysis Analysis(es)
00
5218
No thesaurus or keyword system. This term appears in a number of contexts and may be more efficiently searched as part of a phrase
Study Study(ies)
0
14627
No thesaurus or keyword system
Trial Trial(s)
0
127
No thesaurus or keyword system
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
0
3
No thesaurus or keyword system
RCTs RCT(s)
0
2
No thesaurus or keyword system
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
0
44
No thesaurus or keyword system
Cohort study Cohort stud* or cohort analys*
0
181
No thesaurus or keyword system
Longitudinal study
Logitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys
0
616
No thesaurus or publication type field
Comparative study Comparative stud* or comparative analys*
0
919
No thesaurus or keyword system
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
0
50
No thesaurus or keyword system
Case study Case stud*
0
1926
No thesaurus or keyword system
Case controlled study Case control*
0
143
No thesaurus or keyword system
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • The Advanced search option was not working correctly on 10/05/03. Searched were producing a number of spurious results. We suggest that the search option is used and terms are combined using OR;
  • The wild cared (truncation) term is *. Tick the 'use truncation' box;
  • By default, multiple terms are combined with AND. Use _ to search phrases, e.g meta_analysis.
SIGLE (Silverplatter)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Title Augmentation: Meta-analysis
9
71
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
147
169

Review

Title Augmentation: Systematic review
4
13098
Overview Title Augmentation: Overview(s)
20
2543
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
N/A
9529
Integrative research/review Title Augmentation: Integrative (research or review(s))
3
116
Analysis Analysis(es)
N/A
53325
Study Title Augmentation: Study(ies)
8733
159966
Trial Title Augmentation: Clinical trials
40
0
Title Augmentation: Clinical Trial
6
0
Title Augmentation: Trials
49
0
Trial(s)
0
1527
Randomised control trials Title Augmentation: Randomised controlled trials
1
68
RCTs Title Augmentation: RCT
1
0
Title Augmentation: RCTs
2
0
RCT(s)
20
Observational study Title Augmentation: Observational studies
1
46
Cohort study Title Augmentation: Cohort study
7
188
Longitudinal study
Title Augmentation: Logitudinal study
12
0
Title Augmentation: Logitudinal studies
2
0
Logitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys
0
363
Comparative study Title Augmentation: Comparative study
11
0
Title Augmentation: Comparative studies
10
0
Comparative stud* or comparative analys*
0
2614
Prospective study Title Augmentation: Prospective study
3
108
Case study Title Augmentation: Case study
35
0
Title Augmentation: Case studies
43
0
Case stud*
0
5322
Case controlled study Title Augmentation: Case-control study
2
58
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • The 'Title Augmentation' field is used inconsistently to identify some study types. No fieldname definition is provided.
Social Science Search Engine
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)
N/A
351
No thesaurus terms for research study type
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
N/A
24
No thesaurus terms for research study type

Review

Review(s)
N/A
2076
No thesaurus terms for research study type
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
910
No thesaurus terms for research study type
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
N/A
0
No thesaurus terms for research study type. We suggest this term is used with caution or linked with other terms because it is used in a number of contexts
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
7
No thesaurus terms for research study type
Analysis Analysis(es)
N/A
0
No thesaurus terms for research study type. We suggest this term is used with caution or linked with other terms because it is used in a number of contexts
Study Study(ies)
N/A
4639
No thesaurus terms for research study type. We found that this retrieved academic departments etc.
Trial Trial(s)
N/A
244
No thesaurus terms for research study type. We found that this also retrieved information on criminal trials
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
N/A
1
No thesaurus terms for research study type
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
0
No thesaurus terms for research study type. We suggest that this term is used with caution or linked with other terms because it retrieves irrelevant results
Observational study Observational research
N/A
8
Cohort study Cohort stud* or cohort analys*
N/A
No thesaurus terms for research study type
Cohort
13
Textword results searched by cohort
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal data
3
0
Textword results searching by longitudinal data
Longitudinal studies
3
21
Textword results searching by longitudinal studies
Longitudinal
0
43
Textword results searching by longitudinal
Comparative study Comparative study
1
64
Comparative studies
17
93
Comparative
423
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
6
We suggest that 'Prospective' should be linked with other relevant terms (e.g studies) to avoid false drops such as 'prospective parents'
Case study Case stud*
N/A
778
Case controlled study Case control*
N/A
28
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • With the current web version remember to tick on 'stemming' box before using the truncation term*;
  • The current web version default is to combine two terms with AND. Use parenteses to search for a phrase e.g "cohort study";
  • With the current web version truncation does not work when parentheses are used. It is better to type variations in full, for example, case_study OR case_studies.
Social Sciences Citation Index
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)
5484
No thesaurus as such
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
1326
No thesaurus as such

Review

Review(s)
68602
No thesaurus as such
Overview Overview(s)
11648
No thesaurus as such. Avoid - used lot in social science for descriptions of services etc.
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
0
No thesaurus as such. Avoid - larger number of meanings.
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
200
No thesaurus as such
Analysis Analysis(es)
151801
No thesaurus as such. Avoid - used for social/ statistical analysis etc.
Study Study(ies)
0
No thesaurus as such. This word may be a stop word. This would explain zero records retrieved
Trial Trial(s)
47634
No thesaurus as such
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
5733
No thesaurus as such
RCTs RCT(s)
471
No thesaurus as such
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
723
No thesaurus as such
Cohort study Cohort stud* or cohort analys*
13500
No thesaurus as such
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys*
100784
No thesaurus as such
Comparative study Comparative stud* comparative analys*
102381
No thesaurus as such
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
105622
No thesaurus as such
Case study Case stud*
113031
No thesaurus as such
Case controlled study Case control*
2309
No thesaurus as such
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • Avoid using truncation (*) with 'stud' * since this returns very few records. Use 'study' OR 'studies', 'analysis' OR 'analyses'.
Social Service Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)
N/A
158
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
N/A
45

Review

Literature reviews
8
1298
Review(s)
18
7347
Overview Overview(s)
N/A
1428
Avoid - used a lot in social sciences for descriptions of services etc.
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
1
264
Avoid - large number of meanings
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
318
Analysis Analysis(es)
0
15162
Avoid - used for social/statistical analysis etc.
Study Research
3847
19230
Trial Trial(s)
We suggest this term is not used because it is used in this thesaurus in its legal sense
628
We suggest that this term is not used singly because of its number of different meanings
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
N/A
71
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
0
Avoid - collects irrelevant records
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
32
Cohort study Cohort analysis
29
131
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal studies
38
690
Comparative study Comparative analysis
160
684
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
124
Case study Case studies
47
4471
Case controlled study Case control*
N/A
51
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

Notes:

  • In the version we searched the wild card (truncation term) is *.
Sociological Abstracts
SEARCH TERMS
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD
Meta analysis Meta analysis(es)/ Meta-analysis(es)/ Metanalysis(es)/ Metaanalysis(es)
N/A
293
Systematic Review Systematic* review*
N/A
52

Review

Literature reviews
24
4147
Review(s)
0
4458
Overview Overview(s)
28
6498
Avoid - used a lot in social sciences for descriptions of services etc.
Synthesis Synthesis(es)
45
2725
Avoid - large number of meanings.
Integrative research/review Integrative (research or review(s))
N/A
494
Analysis Analysis(es)
0
114618
Avoid - used for social/ statistical analysis etc.
Study Research
24032
114078
Trial Trial(s)
0
0
Avoid - used in legal sense
Randomised control trials Randomis/zed control(led) trial(s)
N/A
18
RCTs RCT(s)
N/A
N/A
Avoid - collects irrelevant papers
Observational study Observational stud* or observational analys*
N/A
158
Cohort study Cohort analysis
302
619
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal studies
441
3638
Comparative study Comparative analysis
1429
6544
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
243
Case study Case studies
339
16253
Case controlled study Case control*
N/A
100
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods
1325
2546

Notes:

  • Wild card (truncation term) is * on the version searched.
Urbaline (Urbadisc)
SEARCH TERM
SUBJECT HEADING
TEXTWORD
COMMENTS
STUDY TYPE STUDY WORD

Meta analysis

Meta analysis
N/A
1
Textword results searching by meta analysis

Review

Review
N/A
4794
Textword results searching by review
Reviews
0
828
Textword results searching by reviews
Literature review
0
19
Textword results searching by literature review
Systematic review
0
8
Textword results searching by systematic review

Systematic review

Systematic review
Overview Overview
N/A
147
Textword results searching by overview
Overviews
5
Textword results searching by overviews
Synthesis Synthesis
N/A
8
Textword results searching by synthesis
Integrative research/review Integrative review
0
Textword results searching by integrative research/ integrative review/ integrative reviews

 

Integrative reviews
Integrative research
Analysis Analysis
N/A
2202
Textword results searching by analysis
Study Study
N/A
7781
Textword results searching by study
Studies
3044
Textword results searching by studies
Trial Trial
N/A
912
Textword results searching by trial
Trials
433
Textword results searching by trials
Randomised control trials Randomised control trial
N/A
0
Textword results searching by all possibilities
Randomised control trials
0
Randomised controlled trial
0
Randomised controlled trials
0
Randomized control trial
0
Randomized control trials
0
Randomized controlled trial
0
Randomized controlled trials
0
RCTs RCT
N/A
0
Observational study Observational studies
N/A
1
Textword results searching by observational studies
Cohort study Cohort stud* or cohort analys*
N/A
No browsable thesaurus.
Cohort study
14
Textword results searching by cohort study
Cohort studies
2
Textword results searching by cohort studies
Longitudinal study
Longitudinal stud* or longitudinal analys*
N/A
No browsable thesaurus
Longitudinal study
11
Textword results searching by longitudinal study
Longitudinal studies
5
Textword results searching by longitudinal studies
Comparative study Comparative stud* or comparative analys*
N/A
Comparative study
39
Textword results searching by comparative study
Comparative studies
4
Textword results searching by comparative studies
Prospective study Prospective stud* or prospective analys*
N/A
No browsable thesaurus.
Prospective study
9
Textword results searching by prospective study
Prospective studies
2
Textword results searching by prospective studies
Case study Case study
N/A
120
Textword results searching by case study
Case studies
296
Textword results searching by case studies
Case controlled study Case control study
N/A
0
Textword results searching by case control study
Case controlled studies
2
Textword results searching by case control studies
Qualitative methods Qualitative methods

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