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Structured Review Service: Choosing a Review Type

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More Information on Review Types

To read more about different types of reviews, please consult the links below.

Where to find other reviews/syntheses:

Seminal Articles on Reviews

Grant, M.J., Booth, A. (June 2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information Library Journal, 26(2):91-108. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x. Review. PubMed PMID: 19490148.

Arksey, H., & O'Malley, L. (2005). Scoping studies: towards a methodological frameworkInternational Journal of Social Research Methodology, 8(1), 19-32. doi:10.1080/1364557032000119616

Sutton, A., Clowes, M., Preston, L., Booth, A. (2019). Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirements. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 36(3), 202-222.

Peters, M.D.J., Marnie, C., Tricco, A.C., Pollock, D., Munn, Z., Alexander, L., McInerney, P., Godfrey, C.M., Khalil, H. (Oct 2020). Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews, JBI Evidence Synthesis,18(10), 2119-2126. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00167 

Campbell, F., Tricco, A.C., Munn, Z., Pollock, D., Saran, A., Sutton, A., White, H., Khalil, H. (2023). Mapping reviews, scoping reviews, and evidence and gap maps (EGMs): the same but different— the “Big Picture” review familyBMC Systematic Reviews, 12(45). doi: 10.1186/s13643-023-02178-5. PMID: 36918977

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