SumSearch 2

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Description

SUMSearch 2 simultaneously searches for original studies, systematic reviews, and practice guidelines from multiple sources. Searches for studies are revised up to 6 times as needed, while guidelines and systematic reviews may be revised once each. Results from PubMed, Dare, and NGC are merged and sorted. As SUMSearch 2 executes live searches of external websites in response to your query.

Help

In order to understand the function of the resource, SUMSearch simultaneously searches for original studies, systematic reviews, and practice guidelines from multiple sources. Searches for studies are revised up to 6 times as needed, while guidelines and systematic reviews may be revised once each. Results from PubMed, Dare, and NGC are merged and sorted. As SUMSearch executes live searches of external websites in response to your query, Changes from v1: 1) faster; 2) search strategies are validated; 3) automated summaries are provided as well as bilbiometric markers of article quality; 4) Guidelines from PubMed and National Guidelines Clearinghouse are merged into one list sorted by year of publication, 5) systematic reviews from DARE and PubMed are merged into one list and sorted by year of publication.

User tools and features

When searching, users are presented with a “MeSH” button, located to the left of the “Submit Query” button.  A click on the “MeSH” button will run a check of search terminology against the MeSH vocabulary.  The system will suggest applicable vocabulary which may be substituted.  The user has the option to apply or to cancel.  Search results are presented in a  brief citation display, in three distinct sets.  The default set displayed is “Original Studies” which are derived from a search of the PubMed database.  Original Studies is a choice listed at the top of the page; to its immediate right follows “Systematic Reviews” and “Guidelines.”  “Systematic Reviews” are pulled from the DARE and Cochrane databases and “Guidelines” are retrieved from the National Guideline Clearinghouse databases, respectively.  Users display results from the various retrieval collections by clicking on the category links.

 The system cautions users to click the “Submit Query” once; it displays a “waiting” notice while it is gathering results.

Dates covered

Most recent information.

Updating frequency

As new information becomes available.

Sources

PubMed, DARE, NCG.

Type of coverage

Evidence-based health care search engine.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Published journal articles and patient care guidelines.

Producer/content provider

PubMed, DARE, NCG

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Kansas University Wichita School of Medicine and Kansas University Medical Cente