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Guidelines for Systematic Reviews
The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) has developed a 27 checklist items pertaining to the content of a systematic review and meta-analysis, which include the title, abstract, methods, results, discussion and funding.
This website provides guidelines developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Register your Systematic Review
"PROSPERO is an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related outcome." (Website- About)
Conducting a Literature Review
Systematic Reviews - What to Consider
Before you Begin:
- Did you know, it takes an average of 18 months to complete a systematic review?
- Did you know that it's recommended to have at least 3 people on a systematic review team?
- Did you know that a systematic review answers a very specific type of research question? Is your question a good fit for a systematic review?
Contact your librarian, Emily Hart, to learn more about systematic reviews.
Types of Reviews
Comparison of Review Types from Cornell University Libraries
"A systematic review is a review of the literature that is conducted in a methodical manner based on a pre-specified protocol and with the aim of synthesizing the retrieved information often by means of a meta-analysis."
"A literature review is a descriptive and/or analytic summary of the existing material relating to some topic or area of study."
(Sage Research Methods Online)
Systematic Review vs. Literature Review - What's the Difference?