Appraisal of: McGowan J, Sampson M, Lefebvre C. An evidence based checklist for the Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS EBC). Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 2010;5(1):149-154.
This article presents an evidence based assessment checklist to help evaluate the quality of electronic search strategies used in systematic reviews and health technology assessments. A table explaining each of the elements used in the checklist is included. The methods used to produce this checklist are reported elsewhere. [Sampson M, McGowan J, Lefebvre C, Moher D, Grimshaw J. PRESS: Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2008; Sampson M, McGowan J, Cogo E, Grimshaw J, Moher D, Lefebvre C. An evidence-based practice guideline for the peer review of electronic search strategies. J Clin Epidemiol 2009;62(9):944-52.]