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This guide will provide an introduction to systematic reviews. Learn what a systematic review is, where to find them, and some tips for creating a review


Welcome to the LibGuide on Learning about Systematic Reviews, an increasingly popular method of synthesizing literature on a particular topic.

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Defining Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews aim to locate and synthesize research on a particular topic/ research question by using organized, transparent and replicable procedures throughout the process. Systematic reviews are a thorough analysis of all of the available research and literature available on a topic. They also work to critically evaluate the evidence that is identified to address the topic. 



For further details about systematic reviews here are some helpful videos.

Systematic review videos- Yale University

Resources - What is a Systematic Review

Grant, M.J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26, 91–108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x. 

Littell, J.H., Corcoran, J., & Pillai, V. (2008). Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from 

Systematic Reviews on the 6S Pyramid

Systematic reviews are an important part of evidence-based practice. The 6S pyramid shows the different levels of medical evidence, with the top being the strongest level of medical evidence. Syntheses are in the middle and can be a strong source of medical evidence. 



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This LibGuide was created by Ally Patton, an intern for the Archer Library in May 2020.