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Handbooks and manuals

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Websites covering the whole systematic review process




Handbook of research synthesis and meta-analysis.
3rd ed,
Cooper, H., Hedges, L.V., & Valentine, J.C. eds
New York: Russell Sage Foundation


How to do a systematic literature review in nursing: A step-by-step guide, 2nd ed.
Bettany-Saltikov, J., & McSherry, R.
London, England: McGraw-Hill Education/Open University Press. 2016.
 Doing a systematic review: A students guide.
Boland, A., Cherry, M. G., & Dickson, R. 
London: Sage. 2014.
 An introduction to systematic reviews.
Gough, D., Oliver, S., & Thomas, J.
London: Sage. 2012
Systematic reviews to answer health care questions.
Nelson, H.
Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health. 2014.
Systematic reviews in health care : meta-analysis in context. 2nd ed.
Egger, M., et al. 
London: BMJ. 2001.
Systematic searching : practical ideas for improving results
Levay, P. & Craven, J. eds.
Chapters include Choosing the right databases and techniques; Gathering evidence from grey literature and unpublished data; Social media as a source of evidence; Searching for broad-based topics.

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