Monday, October 08, 2007

TRIP as a research tool

As mentioned in previous postings, it's always very nice to see TRIP being mentioned in research articles. Two recent examples being:

As a slight aside, but more good news for TRIP, we are getting very close to breaking the 150,000 searches per week.

Happy days

3 comments:

Martin said...

Well, the urology article does not mention how many articles were contributed bei TRIP.
Frankly, I don't see a role for TRIP in doing systematic searches for RCTs . I'd like to know how you see your role in that...
Martin

Anonymous said...

I can see 3 potential advantages of using TRIP to help underpin a systematic review.

1) In carrying out a SR it's useful to see if previous SRs have been published. TRIP contains a lot of SRs not in somewhere like medline.

2) If the searcher is using OVID that will not be as up to date as the pubmed interface we use.

3) I think TRIP could be seen as useful to locate any other material that might be deemed worthwhile.

The first one is a strong reason and the other two are more tenuous!

jon

Martin said...

I can agree on you first point (that's why I like TRIP), but in a strict sense this has nothing to do with the systematic search.