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What is a Systematic Review?

A systematic review uses repeatable methods to find comparable studies on a single research question, synthesize related data, and draw conclusions. Such reviews are commonly used in clinical medicine and nursing, healthcare navigation, wellness studies, and patient education.

Finding Systematic Reviews

Start with these databases. Use the phrase "systematic reviews" as a keyword; or choose the advanced search, select the "publication type" menu, and then choose "systematic reviews."

Evaluating Systematic Reviews

This short video from Brown University explains how to write a systematic review.

Even if you don't need to write one yourself, it is worth watching to learn what you can expect to find in a good systematic review.