Why am I getting old papers among my update search results for Systematic Reviews?

5 min readDec 8, 2021

It would help if you understood how the databases’ indexing system works.

I don’t know of any Information Professional (librarian/information specialist) involved in Evidence Synthesis projects and has not faced this question. The review team is curious and furious about the old papers appearing among their update search…


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