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Systematic Reviews

Learn about conducting systematic reviews

Step by Step Guides

This guide references text and resources from the following, extremely informative Library Guides. All are excellent resources to visit when conducting a review: 

Systematic Review eBooks

Tutorials & Trainings

Articles on Evidence-Based Public Health & Public Health Systematic Reviews

Armijo-Olivo, S., Stiles, C. R., Hagen, N. A., Biondo, P. D., & Cummings, G. G. (2012). Assessment of study quality for systematic reviews: A comparison of the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool and the Effective Public Health Practice Project Quality Assessment Tool: Methodological research. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18(1), 12-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01516.x

Brownson, R.C. Fielding, J.E., & Maylahn, C.M. (2009). Evidence-Based Public Health: A Fundamental Concept for Public Health Practice. Annual Review of Public Health, 30, 175-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.publhealth.031308.100134

Liberati, A., Altman, D. G., Tetzlaff, J., Mulrow, C., Gøtzsche, P. C., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Clarke, M., Devereaux, P.J., Kleijnen, J, & Moher, D. (2009). The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies that evaluate healthcare interventions: Explanation and elaboration. Bmj, 339. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2700

Waters, E., Hall, B. J., Armstrong, R., Doyle, J., Pettman, T. L., & de Silva-Sanigorski, A. (2011). Essential components of public health evidence reviews: capturing intervention complexity, implementation, economics and equity. Journal of Public Health, 33(3), 462-465. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdr064

Chapter 21 of the Cochrane Handbook For Systematic Reviews of Interventions (2019) covers working with qualitative information.