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Systematic reviews

A brief overview of systematic reviews and resources to support producing one.

Systematic review guides

Higgins J, Thomas J, Chandler J, Cumpston M, Li T, Page MJ et al, editors. Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions, Cochrane; 2022.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Systematic Reviews: CRD's guidance for undertaking reviews in health care. York (GB): Centre for Reviews and Dissemination; 2009.

Institute of Medicine. Finding what works in health care: standards for systematic reviews. National Academies Press; 2011.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Developing NICE guidelines: the manual. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; 2014.

Aromataris E, Munn Z, editors. JBI manual for evidence synthesisJBI; 2020.

Pullin AS, Frampton GK, Livoreil B, Petrokofsky G, editors. Guidelines and standards for evidence synthesis in environmental management, Collaboration for Environmental Evidence; 2022.

The Campbell Collaboration have some guidance documents on their author guidelines page.

Journal articles on systematic reviews

Pullin AS, Stewart GB. Guidelines for systematic review in conservation and environmental management. Conserv Biol: J Soc Conserv Biol. 2006;20(6):1647-56.

Bearman M, Smith CD, Carbone A, Slade S, Baik C, Hughes-Warrington M, et al. Systematic review methodology in higher education. Higher Educ Research & Develop. 2012;31(5):625-40.

Tranfield D, Denyer D, Smart P. Towards a methodology for developing evidence-informed management knowledge by means of systematic review. Brit J Manag 2003;14(3):207-22.