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Knowledge Synthesis: Systematic & Scoping Reviews

Book Recommendations

Further Reading and References

  • Curran, C., Burchardt, T., Knapp, M., McDaid, D., & Li, B. (2007). Challenges in multidisciplinary systematic reviewing: A study on social exclusion and mental health policy. Social Policy and Administration, 41(3), 289.
  • Engwall, M., & Duppils, G. S. (2009). Music as a nursing intervention for postoperative pain: A systematic review . Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 24(6), 370-383.
  • Forbes, A., While, A., Ullman, R., & Murgatroyd, B. (2007). The contribution of nurses to child health and child health services: Findings of a scoping exercise . Journal of Child Health Care, 11(3), 231.
  • Haynes, R. B., & Wilczynski, N. L. (2004). Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong studies of diagnosis from medline: Analytical survey. British Medical Journal, 328(7447), 1040.
  • McKibbon, K. A. (2006). Systematic reviews and librarians. Library Trends, 55(1), 202.
  • Sampson, M., & McGowan, J. (2006). Errors in search strategies were identified by type and frequency. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(10), 1057-1057.
  • Taylor, B., Wylie, E., Dempster, M., & Donnelly, M. (2007). Systematically retrieving research: A case study evaluating seven databases. Research on Social Work Practice, 17(6), 697.
  • Wilczynski, N. L., & Haynes, R. B. (2005). Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 12(4), 481-485.
  • Wilczynski, N. L., Haynes, R. B., Lavis, J. N., Ramkissoonsingh, R., & Arnold-Oatley, A. E. (2004). Optimal search strategies for detecting health services research studies in MEDLINE. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 171(10), 1179.



A number of other libraries have produced guides to systematic reviews. Please find links to some of these below.