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Public Health

Guide to selected resources in Public Health.

What is a Systematic Review?


This video lecture explains in details the steps necessary to conduct a systematic review (44 min.) Here's a brief introduction to how to evaluate systematic reviews (16 min.)

More training videos of systematic reviews: The Pieces of Systematic Reviews with Margaret Foster

Textual information


In addition to Health & Medicine databases found in UMD Libraries' Database Finder list (e.g. Academic Search Complete (EBSCO), CINAHL (EBSCO), Public Health (ProQuest), Web of Science, and more), consult the following list of databases for a more comprehensive search:


Systematic Reviews vs. Other types of reviews

This article outlines 14 different types of literature reviews along with associated methodologies.

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

Grey Literature