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Table 2 English and Chinese databases searched

From: The quality of Cochrane systematic reviews of acupuncture: an overview

English Databases (N = 50) n (%) Chinese Databases (N = 50) n (%)
EMBASE 48 (96.0%) CNKI 18 (36.0%)
MEDLINE 47 (94.0%) VIP 16 (32.0%)
CENTRAL 37 (74.0%) CBM (Chinese bio-medical database) 15 (30.0%)
CINAHL 31 (62.0%) Wanfang 9 (18.0%)
AMED 28 (56.0%) TCMLARS 4 (8.0%)
PsycInfo 14 (28.0%) CJFD 3 (6.0%)
ICTRP 14 (28.0%) CMCC 4 (8.0%)
Clinicaltrials.gov 10 (20.0%) SinoMed 3 (6.0%)
Cochrane Library 7 (14.0%) Chinese Acupuncture Trials Register 3 (6.0%)
PubMed 6 (12.0%) China Master Theses Full-text Database 2 (4.0%)
NCCAM 5 (10.0%) China Proceedings of Conference Database 2 (4.0%)
LILACS 3 (6.0%) Index to Taiwan Periodical Literature System 2 (4.0%)
mRCT 4 (8.0%) China Doctor Dissertation Full-text Database 2 (4.0%)
Korean Medical Database 4 (8.0%) Chinese Clinical Trials Registry 2 (4.0%)
Others a < 4 (< 8.0%) China dissertation database 2 (4.0%)
Index to Chinese Periodical Literature 2 (4.0%)
   Others b < 2 (< 4.0%)
  1. a Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group Trials Register, Current Controlled Trials, Dissertation Abstracts International: 3 (7.5%); Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE), Korean Medical Database, National Research Register, NIH-Clinical Trials Database, OVID, SCISEARCH, SIGLE, SPORTDiscus: 2 (5%); BIOSIS Previews, A database search of controlled clinical trials published in Japan, ACP Journal Club, ACUBRIEFS, CISCOM, Cochrane Bone Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field Specialized Register, Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field’s Trials Register, Cochrane Epilepsy Group Specialised Register, Cochrane Incontinence Group Specialised Register, Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Review Group Specialized Register, Cochrane Injuries Group Specialised Register, Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, EBSCOhost, HealthSTAR, HSRProj via the National Library of Medicine, ISI Proceedings, ISI Web of Science, Japana Centra Revuo Medicina, J-East, MEDLINE in Process, MIDIRS, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, Science Citation Index, Stroke Trials Directory, ZETOC: 1 (2.5%)
  2. b Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Database, CACP, China’s important Conference Papers Database, China dissertation database, Chinese Stroke Trials Register, Chinese Biomedical Retrieval System, CSTDB, Chinese Social Science Citation Index, Chinese Science and Technique Journals Database, China National Infrastructure, Index to Chinese Periodical Literature, TCMDS