Table 2

Information sources used for the housing and injuries search

Databases searchedPersonal contact
Medline, Embase, ERIC (Education), Pre-Medline, Sociological Abstracts, Cochrane Library, PsycLIT, INSPEC, ICONDA (International Construction), APID (Architectural Publications Index on Disk), Avery, Urbadisc/Acompline (Urban issues in Europe), Bids Science Citation Index, Bids Humanities Citation Index, Bids Social Science Citation Index, General Science Index, Sociofile, Current Research in Britain, UKOP (UK Official Publications), ASSIA (Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts), British Humanities Index, Environmental Abstracts, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), SIGLE (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe), HealthSTAR, Community Wise, National Research Register, AMED (Applied and Complimentary Medicine), CancerLit, Caredata, RCN Nurse-ROM, Amazon Books, University of Wales College of Medicine OPAC, Internet.Conversations with experts in the subject area and via e-mail discussion lists (Mailbase lists34: evidence-based health, public-health, sys-review, building-care, urban-environmental-health, total-quality-construction)