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Searching a biomedical database from Bulgaria : the ABS database

Abhijnhan, A., Surcheva, Z., Wright, J.M. and Adams, C.E. (2007) Searching a biomedical database from Bulgaria : the ABS database. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 24 (3). pp. 200-203. ISSN 1471-1842

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Abstract

The University of Sofia, Bulgaria, disseminates local biomedical literature (1994 to present) through a free online database, ABS. We systematically searched ABS to identify citations to controlled trials and find what proportion of these studies are to be found on MEDLINE. We searched using Bulgarian and English phrases; manually selected citations of controlled trials and sought these citations on MEDLINE. Using the two languages we found a total of 628 unique citations, of which 47 of which seem to be relevant controlled trials (precision 7.48%, 13% of ABS citations were found on MEDLINE). The trials in ABS commonly focused on evaluation of care for people with cardiovascular or urological problems.

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Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an Article published in Health Information and Libraries Journal. Abhijnhan A, Surcheva Z, Wright J, Adams CE. Searching a biomedical database from Bulgaria : the ABS database. Health Information and Libraries Journal 24,200-3. ‘The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com’. Embargoed until Feb 08 in accordance with Blackwell's requirements.
Keywords: Search Filter, Search Strategy, Randomised Controlled Trials, Medical Information, Bulgaria, Medical Database
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Health Sciences (Leeds) > Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs JM Wright
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2007 12:38
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Published Version: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j...
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwells
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2007.00723.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3448

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