Proposal:Tutorials for finding peer-reviewed secondary literature

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


We need tutorials in all languages for how to search the secondary peer-reviewed scientific, medical, and associated literature.


For now, we need to make sure everyone in a content dispute knows how to use the limit feature on PubMed to select only the reviews and meta-analyses. Please see the limit checkboxes on:


Content quality will suffer if those involved in content disputes don't use peer-reviewed secondary sources as the most reliable, when they are available.

Key Questions

  • What are the systems other than PubMed for searching secondary peer-reviewed reviews in other fields beside medicine, chemical, and biological sciences?
  • Do we need to also provide tutorials for the Science Citation Index even though it may not be available for free to everyone?
  • What systems other than PubMed can be used for searching secondary peer-reviewed reviews in other languages?

Potential Costs

If we don't do this, content quality and coverage could both suffer.


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