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Public Health: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
This Research Guide will help MPH students find the resources they need for their classes, papers, projects, and capstone.
This page contains resources to help you with your systematic reviews.
To find more resources, search in the TUC Library Catalog using a keyword search. For example, if you need information about literature reviews, use the keywords *systematic reviews* and you will be presented with many more books--both print and electronic.
Click here for a visual representation of systematic reviews in the context of the research methods landscape, learn about key terminology, and find books, case studies, and more about systematic reviews.
By the end of this case, students should be able to identify the features and general format of a systematic review including:
- formulating research questions and eligibility criteria
- how to approach searches
- where to find guidance
- describe how qualitative and quantitative approaches to research might differ
- compare some of the benefits and challenges of taking a mixed-methods approach
TUC LIBRARY DATABASES TO HELP WITH SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
The Cochrane Library includes seven distinct databases in its collection: The Cochrane Methodology Register, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessment Database, NHS Evaluation Database, The About the Cochrane Collaboration database.
A comprehensive international biomedical literature database, with articles from 1947 and on, this resource has over 32 million (yes, MILLION!) records. These records include conference abstracts; drug, disease, and medical device data; 2,900 unique journals; and includes MEDLINE titles. Tools to help with your research include a PICO search page, in-depth indexing to create highly targeted searches, journal searching, and more.
SAGE offers this research methods tool which can be used across the disciplines. As it focuses on methodology, SAGE Research Methods can help with the design of research projects, identification of research methods, and write up of completed research projects.
VIDEO: HOW TO CRITICALLY APPRAISE A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW - PART 1 (7:41)
VIDEO: HOW TO CRITICALLY APPRAISE A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW - PART 2 (4:56)
Version 6.3, 2022
Includes the following sections, each of which have multiple chapters:
PART 1: About Cochrane Reviews
PART 2: Core Methods
PART 3: Specific Perspectives in Reviews
PART 4: Other Topics
From the "About This Manual" section:
"The JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis provides guidance to authors for the conduct and preparation of JBI systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. The JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis has separate chapters devoted synthesis of different types of evidence and to address different types of review questions. "
"Biomedical researchers choose Rayyan to get superior results faster, making more time for other important areas of their research. We understand how to do a systematic review quickly and efficiently." - from the RAYYAN homepage
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From the About page: "Colandr is a web-based, open access platform for conducting evidence reviews. Colandr can be used by collaborative teams of any size and provides an organizational structure to manage information throughout the entire evidence review process. "