Aldemar Araujo Castro, MD; Alvaro Nagib Atallah, MD, PhD; Otavio Augusto Camara Clark, MD
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Castro A., Atallah A., Clark O.; Locating and Appraising Systematic Reviews. Ann Intern Med. 1998;128:322-323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-128-4-199802150-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(4):322-323.
TO THE EDITOR:
In their recent article, Hunt and McKibbon  described the strengths and weaknesses of several methods of locating systematic reviews, including the use of such electronic databases as MEDLINE, EMBASE, Best Evidence, and the Cochrane Library.
One electronic database that was not mentioned was Latin America's and the Caribbean's LILACS , which indexes regional literature from more than 670 journals. This database contains 168 904 citations of literature published since 1982 and abstracts in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. The U.S. National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary is used to index each LILACS citation. LILACS is edited by BIREME (the Latin-American and Caribbean Health Science Information Center) in Sao Paulo City, Brazil. Currently, BIREME is an agency of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization.
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