Appendix C Example of audit information to accompany search strategies

Appendix C Example of audit information to accompany search strategies

Database name

(name of database)

Database host

(name of host or environment in which the database was searched)

Database coverage dates

(dates that the database covers)

Searcher

(name of staff who conducted the search)

Search date

(date that the database was searched)

Search strategy checked by

(names of people who checked the search strategy. At least 1 person in addition to the searcher should check this)

Number of records retrieved

(total number of records retrieved)

Name of RefMan library

(file name of RefMan results)

Number of records loaded into RefMan

(total number of records retrieved)

Reference numbers of records in RefMan library

(range of unique reference numbers assigned to the records by RefMan)

Number of records after de-duplication in RefMan library

(total number of records from database after de-duplication)