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Medical Education Research Resources: Conducting Research - Methods

Provides information and resources related to medical educational research.

Literature Review Process

Types of Literature Reviews

To learn more about the different types of reviews:

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

Sutton A, Clowes M, Preston L, Booth A. Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirementsHealth Info Libr J. 2019;36(3):202-222. doi:10.1111/hir.12276

What Review is Right for You? - quick 5-question decision support tool designed to provide guidance on choosing the best type of knowledge synthesis to conduct in order to ensure that research goals are met.

Citation Management

Bibliographic Citation Managers

  • EndNote: This guide provides an overview of EndNotes' features and provides information on purchasing from TechZone.
  • Zotero: An overview of Zotero's features and how to install and use.

Information on other free reference managers:

Free Systematic Review tool:

Planning the Literature Review

Sewell, JL, Maggio LA, Artino AR. Planning the Literature Review. In Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication: Association of American Medical Colleges; 2016: 17.

Library Liaison Structured Review Service

Mission: The Briscoe Library's liaison librarians support evidence-based health care practice and research at UT Health San Antonio by providing guidance and expertise to those conducting structured literature reviews, such as systematic, scoping, integrative, or rapid reviews.

Service: The liaison librarians offer two tiers of support (see Guide for more information). We require that review authors correctly attribute the librarian who assists them according to the level of participation.