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Systematic reviews

A quick guide to introduce you to systematic reviews

Selecting databases

The databases you choose to search will vary according to your search topic. You should consult a number of different databases and conduct manual searching of grey literature and trials registers in addition to databases searches. For example, a clinical psychology systematic review topic may search APA PyscInfo, Medline (PubMed), Web of Science and APA PsycExtra. Consult the A-Z databases list to find databases for your subject.

You will have to modify and test your search strategy to ensure that it retrieves relevant studies, so good documentation is essential. 

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