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Systematic Reviews

Describes what a systematic review (SR) is, whether a systematic review is right for you, Purdue Libraries support for SRs, and other resources to help in conducting a SR.


The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) is a gold standard process for reporting systematic reviews. Although originally developed for the health sciences, PRISMA contains important considerations for systematic reviews in any discipline. 

The main PRISMA page provides key documents, including a checklist, flow diagram, and an explanation and elaboration article.

Additionally, PRISMA has sponsored several extension documents to help researchers with specific aspects of systematic reviews or additional review types. In particular the extension documents for protocols, scoping reviews, and searching might be of interest to researchers.