Systematic Reviews & Meta-analyses: Readings
& Resources

Guidance on conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Key Readings and Sources

To get started with Systematic Reviews and learn more, here are a few key readings, and 2 journals covering methods for evidence synthesis:

What are different types of review articles? Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91-108.

What are Scoping Studies? Arksey, H., & O'Malley, L. (2005). Scoping studies: towards a methodological framework. International journal of social research methodology8(1), 19-32. Article via journal site | Article via Open Access repository

What Text and Data Mining Methods are Being Used in Systematic Review studies?


Systematic Reviews - published by BioMed Central

Research Synthesis Methods - published by Wiley

Guidelines and Standards

Biomedical / Health

PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses)

  • PRISMA Checklist

  • PRISMA Flow Diagram

  • PRISMA Statement

  • PRISMA Statement - Explanation & Elaboration Document


Institute Of Medicine (IOM)

Conservation & Environmental Management


Social Sciences

Veterinary Medicine


Meta-Analysis Resources

See the Data Synthesis and Meta-Analysis page on this guide