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Epistemonikos aims to find all systematic reviews relevant to health.   A number of databases are searched, including PubMed, Embase, Cinahl and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.   Machine and human screening then identifies material for inclusion in Epistemonikos.

More about Epistemonikos' methods.

Epistemonikos includes broad syntheses (including summaries of systematic reviews) and systematic reviews.  It also includes details of the primary studies included in those reviews.  Note therefore that Epistemonikos is not a comprehensive source of primary research.

If there is sufficient evidence Epistemonikos shows a “matrix of evidence”, to show the evidence available on a topic.

For a systematic review, links are given to related systematic reviews.

Searches can be conducted in any of the nine supported languages, but the material found will be in English.

A basic search of the Cochrane Library shows results from Epistemonikos, on the “Other reviews” tab.

An excellent summary of Epistemonikos, from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Knowledge Network, including a summary of the database’s pros and cons.

Epistemonikos' Search guide and tips.

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