Library research often starts with a request for a summary of “best practices,” “best evidence,” a “review of the literature,” or the need to conduct a “systematic review of the literature.”
A true “systematic review” refers to a very specific synthesis methodology, a “meticulous summary of all the available primary research in response to a research question” (Clarke, 2011).
- Are you looking for a Systematic Review to support a literature search?
- Are you embarking on conducting a “systematic review” or another synthesis method?
START by reading this one page article from the Research Made Simple series in Evidence Based Nursing: