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Systematic Reviews

Information on how to conduct systematic reviews in psychology and the health sciences

Where to search

Determining the databases or other resources to search is an important part of the systematic review process.  The University Library informationists are well informed about the databases we have access to and which will be the right fit for your project.

Documenting Your Search

It is mandatory to document the search process for each database, including all search terms & variations, the date when the searches were carried out, how many results you retrieved for each search, how many records were duplicates, & the final number of results that you used for your first pass.  PRISMA, which you can find on the Methods page of this research guide, provides standards for the type of information that you should include.‚Äč

Literature Databases/Indexes

There are many databases that you can find listed under the Articles and Databases guide or in individual research guides. But here are some recommended Psychology and Health Sciences Databases to get you started: