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This guide assumes you have developed a question around an area of inquiry, and focusses on how to search the literature.
A common framework to report on how a systematic review was conducted is PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses).
Literature reviews (also referred to as narrative reviews), systematic reviews, and scoping reviews are common methods of examining and discussing the literature in a specific area of health sciences.
Take a look at these two papers to help guide your choice:
A description and strengths / weaknesses assessment of fourteen review types and their associated methodologies. Illustrative examples from health and health information domains included.
A comprehensive overview and assessment of the main approaches to research synthesis. Four broad categories are compared and assessed based on strengths, weaknesses, and appropriateness for use in different situations.
Reference managers help you collect and organize citations to your research materials, generate bibliographies, and manage your in-text citations.
Some of the common reference managers are:
TWU students are encouraged to use EndNote for their coursework. For detailed support on EndNote Web for Mac and Windows, consult this guide.
For guidance on conducting screening via EndNote, watch this video.
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