Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jul 03, 2017 Views: 3141
You can find systematic review articles in almost all of the nursing and health sciences databases. Our filtered databases, like the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, contain a higher percentage of systematic reviews than our unfiltered databases, like CINAHL Plus with Full Text.
Systematic reviews are at the top of the Evidence Pyramid, which means that they have a high level of evidence, but also that there aren't as many of them. Be aware that you may need to broaden your topic in order to find relevant systematic reviews.
Filtered Databases where you can find systematic reviews:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
This database contains the full-text Cochrane Systematic Reviews, which are considered the highest level of evidence.
Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
This database includes systematic reviews, evidence summaries, and best practice information sheets.
DARE contains reviews and details of systematic reviews on topics for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist. While DARE doesn’t include the full text of the systematic reviews, it does include the citation to the original research.
Unfiltered Databases where you can find systematic reviews:
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Select Systematic Review in the Publication Type box:
MEDLINE with Full Text
Select Systematic Reviews in the Subject Subset box:
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