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Table 1 Databases queried, search strategy used for each one, and results

From: Recommendations for confronting vocational education dropout: a literature review

Database Search strategy Results Search date
ERIC title:drop-out OR title:leave AND title:vocational 12 4/11/2015
idem peer reviewed 8 5/11/2015
title:”early leaving” AND title:VET 1 5/11/2015
title:”early leaving” AND title:Vocational 1 5/11/2015
SCOPUS TITLE (dropou*) OR TITLE (leav*) AND TITLE (vocational)  28 4/11/2015
TITLE (“early leaving” OR “dropout”) AND TITLE (vet) 1 5/11/2015
TITLE (early leaving) AND TITLE (vocational) 2 5/11/2015
WEB OF SCIENCE TI = (dropou* OR leaving) AND TI = (vocational) 22 4/11/2015
The same, but limiting the years from 1980 to 2014 and including only articles
Search: TI = (dropou* OR leaving) AND TI = (vocational)
Time period: Up to 2014 (included). Indexes: SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, AandHCI, CPCI-S, CPCI-SSH, CCR-EXPANDED, IC.
15 5/11/2015
Title: (early leaving) AND Title: (vocational) 2 5/11/2015
ISOC TI “Abandono escolar” OR “abandono” OR “deserción” AND TI “formación profesional” 1  
REDALYC “Abandono escolar” “deserción” Title AND “profesional” 67 5/11/2015
“abandono” Title AND “profesional” Title 2 5/11/2015
DIALNET “Abandono escolar” AND “formación profesional” 8 4/11/2015
“deserción escolar” AND “formación profesional” 0 4/11/2015
FRANCIS TI dropou* OR TI leaving AND TI vocational 212 4/11/2015
TI décrochage scolaire AND TX professionnel 4 5/11/2015
“Professionnel” all text fields AND “Abandon” title 12 11/11/2015
Bibliothèque Diderot Title Décrochage and professionnel 2 5/11/2015
SUDOC (Title words) Décrochage scolaire AND professionnel 2 5/11/2015
SCIENCEDIRECT TITLE(dropout*) and TITLE(vocational). 5 5/11/2015
Recolecta Title=”Abandono” AND Title=”profesional” 3 5/11/2015
REDINET Ámbito “En todo Redined” [within all of Redinet]. “abandono escolar” AND Title“profesional” 1 5/11/2015
Ámbito “En todo Redined” [within all of Redinet]. “deserción” AND Title “profesional” 4 5/11/2015
JSTOR (ti:dropout OR tb:dropout OR ti:engagement OR tb:engagement) AND (ti:vocational OR tb:vocational) 3 5/11/2015
EERA RED (VETNET) “DROPOUT” AND “VOCATIONAL” 5 12/11/2015
Portal education.gouv.fr Abandons en contenido 94 12/11/2015
Abandon des études 57 12/11/2015
Ingentaconnect Drop-out and vocational in Article title, keywords or abstract  33 12/11/2015
IRESIE WTI—Title = (“abandono escolar”) AND WTI—Title = profesional 1 14/11/2015
WTI—Title = (“abandono escolar”) AND WTI—Title = profesional 1 14/11/2015
Title “deserción escolar” and “profesional” abstract 1 14/11/2015
Narcis “drop-outs” and “vocational” 2 17/11/2015
“engagement” and “vocational” 17 17/11/2015
Taylor and Francis Online “drop-out” title AND “vocational education” keywords 6 18/11/2015
“engagement” title AND “vocational education” keywords 3 18/11/2015
Dissertation Abstracts International (Proquest) Drop-out AND vocational OR VET 46 19/11/2015
ScienceResearch Full Text: vocational/Title: dropout  46 6/12/2015
VETBib (CEDEFOP) Title like ‘Early leaving’ AND Title like ‘vocational’ 25 9/12/2015
Title like ‘dropout’ AND Title like ‘vocational’ 8 9/12/2015
TOTAL   766 9/12/2015