Systematic Reviews

Elevating the quality of Systematic Reviews and Evidence Reviews produced at the University of Utah

Types of Evidence Reviews

Articles:

Moher D, Stewart L, Shekelle P. All in the Family: systematic reviews, rapid reviews, scoping reviews, realist reviews, and more. Syst Rev. 2015 Dec 22;4:183.doi: 10.1186/s13643-015-0163-7. PubMed PMID: 26693720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4688988.

Grant MJ, Booth A. A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Info Libr J. 2009 Jun;26(2):91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x. PubMed PMID: 1949148

Fourteen review types and associated methodologies were compared and contrasted using  the SALSA (Search, AppraisaL, Synthesis and Analysis) framework.

Book:

Booth A, Sutton A, Clowes M, & Martyn-St James M. (2022). Systematic approaches to a successful literature review (Third edition). SAGE Publications Ltd. (Current and previous editions available at the U Libraries)

What review is right for your review question?

Tool:

Right Review - a tool providing guidance and supporting material on methods for conduct and reporting of knowledge synthesis.

Article: 

Munn Z, Peters MDJ, Stern C, Tufanaru C, McArthur A, Aromataris E. Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Med Res Methodol. Nov 19 2018;18(1):143. doi:10.1186/s12874-018-0611-x