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Table 3 Search strings to be used in Agricola, AGRIS, Open Access Theses and Dissertations and Google Scholar

From: Are ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) affected by Bt proteins expressed in genetically modified insect-resistant crops? A systematic review protocol

Database Search string
Agricola (coccinellid? OR ladybird? OR ladybug? OR ladybeetle? OR “lady bird?” OR “lady bug?” OR “lady beetle?” OR nontarget OR “non target” OR NTO OR NTOs OR NTA OR NTAs) AND (“bacillus thuringiensis” OR Bt OR Cry? OR Vip? OR GM? OR GE OR “genetically modified” OR “genetically engineered” OR transgenic)
AGRIS (1) ladybird* bt; (2) coccinellid* bt; (3) ladybird* transgenic; (2) coccinellid* transgenic
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (coccinellid* OR ladybird* OR ladybug* OR ladybeetle* OR “lady bird*” OR “lady bug*” OR “lady beetle*” OR nontarget OR “non target” OR NTO OR NTOs OR NTA OR NTAs) AND (“bacillus thuringiensis” OR Bt OR Cry* OR Vip* OR GM* OR GE OR “genetically modified” OR “genetically engineered” OR transgenic)
Google Scholara (1) ladybird bt; (2) ladybug bt; (3) ladybeetle bt (4) coccinellid bt
  1. The symbols “*” and “?” denote truncation; quotation marks (“ ”) will be used for multi-word terms
  2. aSearches will be performed using the open source software Publish or Perish. Since nested Boolean operators do not work in Publish or Perish, four searches will be performed using the all the words command. The first 200 results from each search will be considered