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Different Review types

Different Review types

Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information And Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91-108.

  • Sutton, A., Clowes, M., Preston, L. & Booth, A. (2019). Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirements. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 36(3), 202-222.
  • Moher, D., Stewart, L. & Shekelle, P. (2015). All in the Family: systematic reviews, rapid reviews, scoping reviews, realist reviews, and more. Systematic Reviews, 4(1), 183. 
  • Munn, Z., Peters, M. D. J., Stern, C., Tufanaru, C., McArthur, A., & Aromataris, E. (2018). Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 18(1), 143. doi:10.1186/s12874-018-0611-x

..."what exactly is a systematic review? How does it differ from other types of reviews? And how do you systematically search the literature?" Karolinska Institutet, University library

Systematic literature studies: Guidelines and handbooks

Scoping studies


  • Peters, M. D. J., Marnie, C., Tricco, A. C., Pollock, D., Munn, Z., Alexander, L., McInerney, P., Godfrey, C. M., & Khalil, H. (2020). Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. JBI Evid Synth, 18(10), 2119-2126. 
  • Bradbury-Jones, C., Aveyard, H., Herber, O. R., Isham, L., Taylor, J., & O’Malley, L. (2021). Scoping reviews: the PAGER framework for improving the quality of reporting. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 1-14. 
  • Armstrong, R., Hall, B. J., Doyle, J. & Waters, E. (2011). Cochrane Update. 'Scoping the scope' of a cochrane review. J Public Health (Oxf), 33(1), 147-150.
  • Levac, D., Colquhoun, H. & O'Brien, K. K. (2010). Scoping studies: advancing the methodology. Implementation Science, 5(1), 69.
  • Colquhoun, H. L., Levac, D., O'Brien, K. K., Straus, S., Tricco, A. C., Perrier, L., … Moher, D. (2014). Scoping reviews: time for clarity in definition, methods, and reporting. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 67(12), 1291-1294.
  • Khalil, H., Peters, M., Godfrey, C. M., McInerney, P., Soares, C. B. & Parker, D. (2016). An Evidence-Based Approach to Scoping Reviews. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(2), 118-123.
  • Pham, M. T., Rajic, A., Greig, J. D., Sargeant, J. M., Papadopoulos, A. & McEwen, S. A. (2014). A scoping review of scoping reviews: advancing the approach and enhancing the consistency. Res Synth Methods, 5(4), 371-385.

Databases that covers mainly systematic reviews


Also search for systematic reviews published in journals from the reference database, like MEDLINE, CINAHL etc.