The Repository of Search Strategies enables the browsing of search strategies developed by BIREME as well as the retrieval of scientific and technical information on specific health topics.

Search strategies are applied in the selection of documents that comprise the thematic areas of instances of the Virtual Health Library ( VHL ) as well as in hotsites or commemorative dates and campaigns on health topics in accordance with the calendar of PAHO / WHO .

The development of search strategies is a specialized reference service associated with projects with agencies or health institutions as well as other stakeholders such as health professionals, researchers and decision makers.


  • To highlight the search strategies applied to retrieve specific topics in health;
  • To promote cooperation and contribution of members of the VHL and associated networks for the improvement and permanent updating of published search strategies.