Over the last couple of months The American Journal of Nursing has been publishing a series of articles that discuss the process of conducting a systematic review. Below I have provided the links to the articles in case you are interested. I have also provided links to some other articles that discuss the literature review process as well. Each of these articles can be accessed by clicking on each one as they are hyper-linked. You will be asked to login with your eID and password to access them. If there is ever anything I or the library can do to assist you with your literature reviews, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or the library directly.
American Journal of Nursing – Systematic Reviews Step-By Step Series
- Aromataris, E., & Pearson, A. (2014). The Systematic Review: An Overview. American Journal Of Nursing, 114(3), 53-58.
- Stern, C., Jordan, Z., & McArthur, A. (2014). Developing the Review Question and Inclusion Criteria. American Journal Of Nursing, 114(4), 53-56.
- Aromataris, E., & Riitano, D. (2014). Constructing a Search Strategy and Searching for Evidence. American Journal Of Nursing, 114(5), 49-56.
- When it comes to conducting your searches, I would highly recommend that you consult with a librarian. The databases you choose to search may have nuances that you are unaware of or there may be databases that you are not aware of that you need to search. Getting some assistance from a librarian can help to insure that your search is as complete as possible. Also, the Institute of Medicine’s Finding What Works in Health Care Report (2011) standard (3.1.1) for systematic reviews suggests the review team “work with a librarian or other information specialist trained in performing systematic reviews to plan the search strategy.”
- Porritt, K., Gomersall, J., & Lockwood, C. (2014). JBI’s Systematic Reviews: Study Selection and Critical Appraisal. American Journal of Nursing,114(6), 47-52.
- Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., & Aromataris, E. (2014). JBI’s Systematic Reviews: Data Extraction and Synthesis. AJN The American Journal of Nursing, 114(7), 49-54.
Other Articles & Resources of Interest On the Topic of Conducting Reviews:
- PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses): Evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The PRISMA Statement consists of a 27-item checklist and a four-phase flow diagram.
- AGREE II Instrument: Tool assesses the methodological rigor of how a clinical practice guideline was developed.