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What is a systematic review?

  • Systematic reviews are comprehensive compilations of located and synthesized research on a specific topic.
  • Systematic reviews are written by a team of researchers and experts in the field.
    • Researchers use explicit methods to identify, appraise and synthesize all of the high quality and relevant research on a given topic (Cochrane Handbook).
  • Systematic reviews involve evidence-based practice.

How do I find systematic reviews?

  • Not every topic has published systematic reviews. If you are unable to locate a systematic review on your specific topic, try broadening your search.
  • Within the database or resource you are using, look for refining options such as "systematic review." Note: this option is not always available nor consistently used.
  • Systematic reviews are most common in the health sciences, though they are growing in popularity in other disciplines.

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Resources to Help with Systematic Reviews

Guide: Manage Your SourcesGuide: Conduct a Systematic ReviewGuide: Choose the Best Info

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