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Gerstein Science Information Centre

Knowledge syntheses: Systematic & Scoping Reviews, and other review types


Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses



Scoping Reviews

Rapid Reviews

Realist Reviews

Mapping Reviews

  • Cooper I. D. (2016). What is a "mapping study?". Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 104(1), 76–78.\

  • Miake-Lye, I. M., Hempel, S., Shanman, R., & Shekelle, P. G. (2016). What is an evidence map? A systematic review of published evidence maps and their definitions, methods, and products. Systematic Reviews, 5(1). doi: 10.1186/s13643-016-0204-x

  • Peterson, K., Feldt, R., Mujtaba, S., Mattsson, M. (2008). Systematic Mapping Studies in Software Engineering12th International Conference of Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE).

  • Petticrew, M., & Roberts, H. (2006). Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 

Umbrella Reviews