How do I use the basic literature search under a PICO?

Click anywhere on the PICO  to reveal its full feature set. Among the features you’ll find the Literature Search tab.
A proper literature search should be systematic and thorough. Use a search specialist if you can. There are also services that can do it for you, like Doctor Evidence.
We have added some search services to help you explore published systematic reviews and guidelines.

If you find an usable systematic review, you can add it in the References Tab, under the section where it fits best. Click the "Add Reference" button and you can upload it using the Pubmed ID, a RIS file or add it manually.
If you need to make your own meta-analysis, we suggest you use a screening and data-extraction tool, like Covidence.
For meta-analysis you can use a tool like Eppi-reviewer or Revman.
There are also other tools that can help you when you make a systematic review, like Rayyan

When meta-analysis is done, you can import it as a reference.
We do not recommend adding all the included studies of a meta-analysis as their own references as the more references you add the bigger the guideline gets, and the slower it becomes.









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