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Systematic Reviews for Health: Resources

A guide on how a Research Librarian can help you during a systematic review process

Systematic Review Resources

There are lots of resources available on conducting a systematic review. Details about each resource can be found on the relevant sub-pages, by clicking on the links below.

Handbooks and guidelines for systematic reviews

  • Cochrane Handbook
  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
  • JBI
  • Campbell Collaboration

Standards for reporting

  • PRISMA Extensions
  • EQUATOR Network

Registering a protocol

  • Cochrane Library
  • JBI
  • Research Registry
  • Open Science Framework

Systematic review tools

  • Covidence
  • RevMan
  • Abstrackr
  • DistillerSR
  • Rayyan
  • SR Toolbox

Online tutorials & courses

  • Cochrane Interactive Learning: Module 1 - Introduction to conducting systematic reviews
  • Systematic Searches (Yale University)
  • Coursera Course: Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Books and articles on systematic reviews

  • Key articles
  • UTAS Library books

Finding systematic reviews

  • Databases for systematic reviews
  • Registers of systematic reviews
  • Other resources

Critical Appraisal

  • Cochrane Collaboration's tool for assessing risk of bias
  • JBI critical appraisal tools
  • CASP checklist
  • NHMRC tools to assess risk of bias
  • Newcastle-Ottawa Scale
  • CEBM
  • Evidence Analysis Manual
  • EPHPP Quality tool for quantitative studies
  • YouTube video

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