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Optimising database searching in pharmacy education
journal contributionposted on 2023-02-12, 21:55 authored by DL Hope, GD Grant, Gary RogersGary Rogers, MA King
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of databases in a pharmacy education literature search. METHODS: Six databases (CINAHL, ERIC, Google Scholar, Ovid MEDLINE, Science Direct and Scopus) were compared for effectiveness in identifying pharmacy education literature. Articles were coded for database of retrieval and results cross-referenced. Sensitivity, precision and number of unique retrievals were calculated. KEY FINDINGS: Scopus yielded the highest sensitivity (65%) and precision (47%). The combination of three databases (Scopus, Science Direct and Google Scholar) identified 97% (n = 64) of 66 relevant articles. CONCLUSIONS: Pharmacy education literature searches require more than one database, ideally Scopus, Science Direct and Google Scholar.