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Table 1 Search specifications for each database or search engine (DSE)

From: How does sediment exposure affect corals? A systematic review protocol

DSE Category DSE Name (Abbrev.) DSE Scope Search specification(s) Search dates
Bibliographic databases: 1. Web of Science (WoS), All Databases General science Topic (titles, authors, abstracts, keywords); ‘All Databases’ include: (a) WoS Core Collection (SCI-EXPANDED, ESCI), (b) Biological Abstracts, (c) SciELO Citation Index, and (d) Zoological Record All years (1950–present)
2. JSTOR General academic Abstract, All content Any time
3. Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Aquatic and marine science Abstract Any time
4. Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT) Global dissertations and theses Abstract Any time
Organizational databases: 5. James Cook University One Search (JCU) Australian university dissertations and theses Abstract, Dissertation/Thesis Any time
6. ReefBase Proceedings of the International Coral Reef Symposium Title; also Keywords for taxon-specific search terms Any time
7. United States federal government science Full record (no ‘Abstract’ option) Any time
8. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) Elibrary Australian federal government science All of ELibrary, Type = Report Any time
9. Western Australia Marine Science Institute’s Dredging Science Node (WAMSI DSN) Australian non-governmental reports All reports and research articles listed at [38] Any time