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Table 1 Recall of Google scholar for the 29 systematic reviews

From: Is the coverage of google scholar enough to be used alone for systematic reviews

Source of the systematic review Title of the systematic review Number of databases searched by the authors Number of studies included in the review Number of studies found in Google Scholar
Cochrane Library Antidepressants versus placebo for depression in primary care 8 14 14
Cochrane Library Artemisinin-based combination therapy for treating uncomplicated malaria 6 49 49
Cochrane Library Brief interventions for heavy alcohol users admitted to general hospital wards 5 11 11
Cochrane Library Combined DTP-HBV-HIB vaccine versus separately administered DTP-HBV and HIB vaccines for primary prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Haemophilusinfluenzae B (HIB) 3 18 18
Cochrane Library Erythropoietin or Darbepoetin for patients with cancer--meta-analysis based on individual patient data 3 39 39
Cochrane Library Green tea (Camellia sinensis) for the prevention of cancer 7 51 51
Cochrane Library Incentive spirometry for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications in upper abdominal surgery 5 11 11
Cochrane Library Interventions to prevent occupational noise induced hearing loss 10 20 20
Cochrane Library Non-pharmacological interventions for assisting the induction of anaesthesia in children 7 17 17
Cochrane Library Oral iron supplementation for preventing or treating anaemia among children in malaria-endemic areas 5 68 68
Cochrane Library Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents 4 25 25
Cochrane Library Single dose oral flurbiprofen for acute postoperative pain in adults 4 11 11
Cochrane Library The effects of antimicrobial therapy on bacterial vaginosis in non-pregnant women 5 24 24
Cochrane Library Therapeutic interventions for symptomatic treatment in Huntington’s disease 4 20 20
JAMA Acute-onset floaters and flashes: is this patient at risk for retinal detachment? 2 17 17
JAMA Adiponectin levels and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis 3 14 14
JAMA Allogeneic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia in first complete remission: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective clinical trials 3 17 17
JAMA Aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. 4 15 15
JAMA Bed bugs (Cimexlectularius) and clinical consequences of their bites. 2 49 49
JAMA Cancer survivors and unemployment: a meta-analysis and meta-regression. 5 24 24
JAMA Cardiorespiratory fitness as a quantitative predictor of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in healthy men and women: a meta-analysis. 2 32 32
JAMA Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 6 17 17
JAMA Corticosteroids in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock in adults: a systematic review 4 19 19
JAMA Diagnostic performance of computed tomography angiography in peripheral arterial disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis 3 20 20
JAMA Interaction between the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR), stressful life events, and risk of depression: a meta-analysis. 3 14 14
JAMA Lipoprotein(a) concentration and the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and nonvascular mortality. 2 36 36
JAMA Predictive value of factor V Leiden and Prothrombin G20210A in adults with venous thromboembolism and in family members of those with a mutation. A systematic review 5 46 46
JAMA Sexual abuse and lifetime diagnosis of somatic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis 9 22 22
JAMA Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with antidepressants: a meta-analysis. 6 18 18
Total    738 738 (100%)