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Updates to MeSH terms for 2020

The US National Library of Medicine has released the edits for their medical subject headings (MeSH) for 2020. These are used to index articles added to the PubMed and Medline databases, and are also used by other databases including the Cochrane Library. The MeSH terms are updated every year to…

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Library peer-review service

Peer-review of systematic review search strategies: a new service from your Library and Archives Service

Introducing a new service for researchers, staff and MSc students working on MSc Projects

Peer-review of systematic review search strategies
You can now have your systematic review search strategy peer-reviewed by a Librarian. The peer-review is based on the Peer-Review for Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS) guidance…

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NEW: MeSH terms for 2019 include Systematic Review as a publication type

As usually happens at this time of year, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) update the MeSH headings used to index their Medline/PubMed database. Full details can be found on the NLM Technical Bulletin, 425. Changes which may be of interest to LSHTM researchers have been highlighted below.
Changes…

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Frustration

Removing duplicates from an EndNote library

If you have done any systematic review searching, you will have spent time removing duplicate references from your results. Faced with the prospect of deduplicating 26k results, I put out a plea/rant on twitter.

If anyone knows of a system which is good at removing duplicates from >20…

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