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Systematic Reviews: Further reading and resources

RCSI guide on Searching for studies for systematic reviews

Searching for studies for Systematic Reviews: a brief guide from the RCSI Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

20 page guide on where to search, how to create and test your search stragey, search filters, translating your strategy to other databases, documenting and updating your search, with sample PRISM diagram and sample search strategies. 

Further Reading



Other books on conducting a literature review  and books on writing a thesis with a chapter on literature reviews are available in the James Hardiman Library - see this selective listing.  

See also a selective listing of books on systematic reviews.


MECIR standards

The Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) are methodological standards to which all Cochrane Protocols, Reviews, and Updates are expected to adhere. They are divided into sections for the conduct of, and reporting the reviews of interventions.  These expectations are intended for both internal and external audiences. They provide authors and users of the Cochrane Library with clear and transparent expectations of review conduct and reporting.