Medical literature searches: a comparison of
Pub Med and Google Scholar
Medical literature searches provide critical information for clinicians. However, the best strategy for identifying relevant high‐quality literature is unknown.
We compared search results using
Abstracts from the first 20 citations for each search were classified into three relevance categories. We used the weighted kappa statistic to analyse reviewer agreement and nonparametric rank tests to compare the number of citations for each article and the corresponding journals' impact factors.
Reviewers ranked 67.6% of
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2012