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Searching a biomedical bibliographic database from the Ukraine: the Panteleimon database

Kumar, A., Wright, J. and Adams, C. E. (2005) Searching a biomedical bibliographic database from the Ukraine: the Panteleimon database. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 22 (3). pp. 223-227. ISSN 1471-1834

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Abstract

The Panteleimon database is available via the Internet and is a public access, database, capable of being searched in English, Russian and Ukrainian, covering medical, pharmaceutical, and chemical publications, published in he Ukraine and Russia from 1998. Describes the formulation of a search strategy for the Panteleimon database, for the identification of citations to randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and the comparison of the search results with records included in the Cochrane Library's Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) database, to evaluate how comprehensive the coverage of the CENTRAL database is for the literature of the Ukraine. The results indicated that Panteleimon is an easily accessible bibliographic database offering easy access to the Ukrainian biomedical literature. The English language retrieval functions picked up most of the reports of RCTs/CCTs (91 per cent precision but the lower recall of 55 per cent indicates the need to search using Russian and Ukrainian terms for completeness. The overall precision of 26 per cent compares favourably with a search for RCTs in EMBASE, carried out by the UK Cochrane Centre, where 70,000 reports of RCTs were identified from 300,000 records down-loaded (precision 23 per cent). (Quotes from original text)

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Published on behalf of the Health Libraries Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Keywords: Online information retrieval; Searching; Online databases; Health care; Medicine; Periodicals; Articles; Ukraine; Coverage; Panteleimon; Comparative studies; Clinical trials; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; CENTRAL; MEDLINE; EMBASE
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Health Sciences (Leeds) > Academic Unit of Health Economics (Leeds)
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 18:07
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Published Version: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j...
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: No
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2005.00578.x
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3545

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