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Systematic review searches

University of Nottingham Libraries can guide you through the literature searching process which underpins your systematic review. Explaining how to plan your search strategy, which databases to use, optimising keywords and subject headings and showing how to pull it all together.


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Identifying Systematic Reviews

Find published reviews

Searching for books

Preparing to search

Defining your search, question and concepts

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Searching databases

Searching the literature: bibliographic databases

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Managing the process

Managing the process- beyond the search

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Training and resources

Find out about the range of help and support available

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Help and support

The Libraries' Research Support team can provide advice and support


Library Research Support services
Email the Research Support team 

University of Nottingham Libraries

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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