Appraisal of: Jenkins, M. Evaluation of methodological search ﬁlters—a review. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 21: 148-163
This is an overview of approaches to methodological search filter development that identified four stages in the process – search term selection, identification of a gold standard, evaluation, and validation. One of the key findings is the lack of consistency in how search filters are tested and validated. The project also highlighted the need for filter developers to improve on their reporting and to offer more guidance to information specialists and clinicians in using search filters. An appraisals checklist, based on the results, of the review is presented.