This research guide provides an overview of the systematic review process, guidance documents for conducting a systematic reviews, and links to resources to help you conduct a comprehensive and systematic search of the scholarly literature. Navigate the guide using the blue tabs above or the following links:
Getting Started: This page defines a systematic review and how it differs from a traditional literature reviews.
Steps in a systematic review: See this page for the steps involved in a systematic review, including guidance on registering a systematic review protocol.
Methodology and Documentation: There are many guiding documents available for systematic reviews in various discipline. This page provides links to resources for guidance and standards for systematic reviews.
Searching the published literature: To get you started on planning your systematic search of the literature, this page provides guidance for finding appropriate databases and conducting comprehensive searches.
Searching the gray literature: This page provides guidance for approaching your search of the gray literature in a structure way, and links to sources where you can find things like dissertations and technical reports.
Managing the process: Tools and guidance for managing a systematic review, including reference management and the screening process.
Finding and appraising systematic reviews: If you are looking for systematic reviews to guide your own practices, this page is for you. You'll find links to systematic review databases, and guidance to critically appraising systematic reviews.