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|German to English translations [PRO]|
Medical - Medical: Health Care
|German term or phrase: bibliographische Literaturrecherche|
|"Hierzu wurde eine systematische bibliographische Literaturrecherche in den Datenbanken MEDLINE, EMBASE und CENTRAL durchgeführt."|
Bibliography search, literature search or bibliography/literature review?
What's the idiomatic expression in the medical context?
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MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL are databases.
I believe, one SEARCHES databases.
In the end, however, it depends on the context, i.e. how complex the (re)search is.
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|I'll go with this answer. Another ref I found myself:http://daac.ornl.gov/bibliography_search.html|
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I believe this would be the term used and that "bibliographic" could arguably be omitted. I am basing this partly on my experience in patent searching (where literature searches are often carried out in addition to patent searches) and partly on years spent working on translations in the British Library listening to the staff helping other readers conduct literature searches using Medline or PubMed. In the patent field, the term "Recherche" is used to mean search rather than research.
A literature search is an important part of the research process, summarising current knowledge and informing future research. It should identify the amount and quality of work that has already been carried out in the topic area. The search can either be general: identifying any relevant work, or it can be more specific which requires a systematic and comprehensive search of the literature to identify what area[s] have already been investigated, highlight new ways of investigating the problem and provide a theoretical basis of the research question, as well as ensuring the proposed research is based on hypotheses supported by sufficient evidence. Whilst a time consuming process a properly constructed literature search will ultimately save time, helping the researcher avoid design errors, identify validated instruments that could be used and highlight data analysis methods.
Effective literature searching
This page will help you take the first steps in conducting a literature search.
4. Medline and bibliographic databases
Traditional bibliographic resources still provide the most effective means of finding medical literature.
Flow chart outlining systematic literature search according to PRISMA guidelines.
Systematische Literaturrecherche entsprechend PRISMA-Richtlinien.
Note added at 19 hrs (2013-11-06 16:14:56 GMT)
Hi Lirka - Re bibliography search
In that case, I think you should go for bibliographic search (as suggested by rainerc) rather than bibliography search. The various databases mentioned allow users to conduct bibliographic searches of/ through medical literature (or bibliographic searches to identify relevant literature).
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|Notes to answerer|
|Asker: Thanks, Alison! Surely "search" rather than 'research' for the given context. However, I am leaning towards 'bibliography search' ( rather than 'literature'). What's your opinion on that?|
Asker: Thanks, Alison, for your helpful comments. I went with rainer's answer, but your comment was instrumental in helping me decide :) I wish I could split point.