Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Apr 04, 2019 Views: 5502
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.
Unfiltered Databases with advanced limiters for systematic reviews:
In CINAHL Plus with Full Text there is an advanced limiter for Systematic Review in the Publication Type box.
In MEDLINE with Full Text there is an advanced limiter for Systematic Reviews in the Subject Subset box.
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