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Literature Reviews in the Health Sciences: Getting Started

What is a systematic review?

This video, created by Cochrane, gives a basic explanation of  what a systematic review is:

Books on Conducting Systematic Reviews



Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - online or print.  This is likely the single best source for systematic reviews.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), University of York, UK - see the section called "Our Guidance"

JBI Reviewers’ Manual

Reporting Standards

PRISMA Transparent Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses -

Cochrane Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) -

Institute of Medicine Standards -