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Where to search for a systematic review

Suggestions of suitable databases to search as you plan and conduct your systematic review, as well as tools to help you find search terms and specific publication types.

The RCOG Library provides support with systematic reviews to Fellows, Members and Trainees.

Resources to check for similar systematic reviews already published/in progress

Search widely for studies on your topic

The RCOG also provide advice on effective literature searching and information on accessing databases.

Identifying search terms

Enter a simple search, or some known relevant articles to see commonly used keywords

Searching for specific study types

Tools for systematic reviews

View the tools, guidance and standards for systematic reviewers page for further information.

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