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Table 1 Overview of searched databases, trial and dissertation registers and conference proceedings, and the number of references found

From: Best practice for motor imagery: a systematic literature review on motor imagery training elements in five different disciplines

Number Discipline Database Searched time period References found, n
1 Education Academic Search Premier 1975 to Feb 2007 1040
2 Medicine AMED 1985 to Feb 2007 623
3 Education ASSIA 1987 to March 2007 353
4   AEI 1979 to Feb 2007 84
5   BEI 1975 to Feb 2007 18
6 Medicine BNI 1985 to Feb 2007 54
7   CINAHL 1982 to Feb 2007 1606
8   Cochrane Library 1948/1995 to march 2007 363
9   Digital dissertations 1930 to March 2007 30
10   DIMDI 1967 to March 2007 130
11 Sports EMAERALD 1965 to March 2007 134
12 Education ERIC 1966 to Feb 2007 795
13 Medicine GMS meetings 2002 to March 2007 1
14   ISI Proceedings 1990 to March 2007 241
15 Music JSTOR 1665 (1800) to Feb 2007 200
16 Psychology PsycINFO 1887 to Feb 2007 4588
17 Music RILM 1967 to March 2007 180
18 Medicine Scopus 1996 to Feb 2007 2550
19 Sports SPORTDiscus 1800 to Feb 2007 4023
20 Sports SPORLIT, SPOFOR, SPORMED 1974 to Jan 2007 589
21 Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov 1997 to March 2007 12
22   ISRCTN 1998 March 2007 2
23   National Research Register 2000 to March 2007 16
24   Web of Science 1970 to March 2007 2837
25   Zetoc 1993 to March 2007 1270
Total     21,739
  1. AMED = Allied and Complementary Medicine, ASSIA = Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts, AEI = Australian Education International, BEI = British Education Index, BNI = British Nursing Index, CINAHL = Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, DIMDI = German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information, ERIC = Educational Resources Information Center, GMS = General Medical Services, ISI = Web of Knowledge, JSTOR = Journal STORage, RILM = Répertoire international de Littérature Musicale, SPORLIT = Sporlit(eratur), SPORFOR = Sporfor(schung), SPORMED = Spormed(ia), ISRCTN = International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number