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Systematic Reviews: Finding Systematic Reviews

A guide to finding resources for a systematic review in the health and medical sciences

Systematic Reviews

Prior to starting a systematic review it's helpful to find out if a systematic review has been done or is under way. Published reviews also provide a starting point for identifying studies in your area of research.

Some databases focus specifically on indexing evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, etc. e.g. Cochrane databases

You can also search the larger subject databases such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and limit the search to "systematic review". Some databases have a filter or limit option to limit the search to 'systematic review'.

It's also useful to search the large mulitdisciplinary citation databases Web of Science and Scopus, particularly if your research is cross-disciplinary.

Cochrane Library

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

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When using this Database it is best to select the MULTI-FIELD SEARCH Option

University of York. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination website

Databases that include Systematic Reviews