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Systematic Reviews in Healthcare: An Introductory Guide

At University Park, librarian consultations are available for the departments of Biobehavioral Health, Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences, and the College of Nursing. This guide provides a brief overview of the systematic review process and resources.

Other Review Types

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Scoping Review:

A scoping review is similar to a systematic review, except there are no restrictions on the materials retrieved. The purpose of the scoping review is to find ALL the materials on a topic. When conducting a scoping review you systematize your search strategies to ensure reproducibility of results (like a systematic review) and emphasize any gaps that appear in the literature.