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Knowledge Synthesis: Systematic & Scoping Reviews


All applicable databases and indexes need to be searched to locate studies and eliminate bias. Use the links below to locate key resources. There are two key types of sources to search - licensed databases and alternate sources. Techniques for finding alternate sources include searching sources for grey literature; backward and forward reference chaining; hand searching; and contacting experts in the field.

Finding Articles

  • List of Databases at Western:
    • Medicine - PubMed,Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library
    • Multidisciplinary Scopus, Web of Science
    • Nursing and Allied Health -CINAHL
    • Other - AMED, PsycINFO, etc.
  • Other systematic Reviews -- Cochrane Library - Under C

Finding Clinical Trials


  • Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP)