Pearl growing

Scope: also includes snowballing – use to index papers providing explorations and descriptions of the technique to develop search strategies

Appraisal of: "Booth A. Searching for qualitative research for inclusion in systematic reviews: a structured methodological review. Syst Rev, 5(1). doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0249-x"

Appraisal of: “Belter CW. Citation analysis as a literature search method for systematic reviews. J Assn Inf Sci Tec 2016; 67(11): 2766-2777.”

Appraisal of: "Sampson M. Complementary approaches to searching MEDLINE may be sufficient for updating existing systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2016; 78: 108-115."

Appraisal of: Papaioannou D, Sutton A, Carroll C, Booth A, Wong R. Literature searching for social science systematic reviews: consideration of a range of search techniques. Health Info Lib J. 2010; 27(2): 114-122.

Appraisal of: Greenhalgh T, Peacock R. Effectiveness and efficiency of search methods in systematic reviews of complex evidence: audit of primary sources. BMJ 2005; 331(7524): 1064-1065.

Appraisal of: Hinde S, Spackman E, Claxton K, Sculpher M J. The cost-effectiveness threshold: the results of a novel literature review method. Value in Health 2011;14:A354.

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