Information retrieval for systematic reviews in food and feed topics: a narrative review Wood, Hannah O'Connor, Annette O'Connor, Annette Sargeant, Jan Glanville, Julie
dc.contributor.department Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine 2018-02-19T07:29:14.000 2020-07-07T05:12:36Z 2020-07-07T05:12:36Z Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018 2019-01-09 2018-01-09
dc.description.abstract <p>Introduction Systematic review methods are now being used for reviews of food production, food safety and security, plant health, and animal health and welfare. Information retrieval methods in this context have been informed by human healthcare approaches and ideally should be based on relevant research and experience.</p> <p>Objective This narrative review seeks to identify and summarise current research-based evidence and experience on information retrieval for systematic reviews in food and feed topics.</p> <p>Methods MEDLINE (Ovid), Science Citation Index (Web of Science) and ScienceDirect ( were searched in 2012 and 2016. We also contacted topic experts and undertook citation searches. We selected and summarised studies reporting research on information retrieval, as well as published guidance and experience.</p> <p>Results There is little published evidence on the most efficient way to conduct searches for food and feed topics. There are few available study design search filters, and their use may be problematic given poor or inconsistent reporting of study methods. Food and feed research makes use of a wide range of study designs so it might be best to focus strategy development on capturing study populations, although this also has challenges. There is limited guidance on which resources should be searched and whether publication bias in disciplines relevant to food and feed necessitates extensive searching of the grey literature.</p> <p>Conclusions There is some limited evidence on information retrieval approaches, but more research is required to inform effective and efficient approaches to searching to populate food and feed reviews.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wood H, O’Connor A, Sargeant J, Glanville J. Information retrieval for systematic reviews in food and feed topics: a narrative review. Res Syn Meth. 2018, which has been published in final form at doi: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/jrsm.1289</a>. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Animal Experimentation and Research
dc.subject.disciplines Large or Food Animal and Equine Medicine
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dc.title Information retrieval for systematic reviews in food and feed topics: a narrative review
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