Handsearching may or may not be undertaken as part of a rapid review.
Some reviews may only check references and not include more comprehensive handsearching activities.
Handsearching is a critical part of the review to find materials not found through traditional searches. It is a manual process to examine and identify further relevant studies and includes:
Why is it important?
For more information about handsearching see:
Cited reference searching is part of the handsearching process
Databases for cited reference searching that have both these features include:
Finding review articles on similar topics will also be useful to find more relevant authors and papers
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