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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.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

Information about getting started with your research and the various research methods and can be found on the Research Methods page.  

 LITERATURE REVIEWS

Information about literature reviews can be found on the Literature Reviews page.

NEED HELP WITH RESEARCH?

ASK YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH LIBRARIAN

Hi, there! I'm Julie and I'm here to help you find resources and conduct literature searches for your class projects or capstones. If you'd lke to chat, feel free to send an email, call, or stop by. See my profile to the right for contact information.

TUC RESOURCES FOR SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

COCHRANE LIBRARY

The Cochrane Library includes seven distinct databases in its collection:

Methodology Register

A bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials.

Database of Systematic Reviews

Includes full-text articles and protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies.

Central Register of Controlled Trials

A bibliography of controlled trials.

Abstracts of Reviews of Effects

Includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care.

Health Technology Assessment

HTA brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world.  The aim of the HTA database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

NHS Evaluation

Assists decision-makers by systematically identifying economic evaluations from around the world, appraising their quality, and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses.

About the Cochrane Collaboration

Contains information on the 81 groups that make up the Cochrane Collaboration. 

BOOKS ABOUT SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

CONTACT ME FOR HELP

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