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Resources for Conducting a Systematic Review

Databases & Resources for Literature Searches

Biomedical Literature:

Discipline / Subject Specific:

Multidisciplinary Databases:

Clinical Trials & Research Registers:

Dissertations & Theses:

Grey Literature (not formerly published in sources such as books or journal articles):

Search Filters / Hedges

Learning about Systematic Reviews

Journal Articles:


Print Books (3rd floor, Kresge Library):

Guidelines for Conducting Systematic Reviews


Covidence is a web-based software program for managing and streamlining systematic reviews (screening and data extraction).

Sign up for an account using your OU email address.

Instructions: The link contains a one-time use 'Accept this invitation' button that will send you to a login page. Please check your spam folder if the email doesn't arrive in a few minutes. From there, you simply need to sign in or sign up for a Covidence account. You'll then be automatically linked to the organizational subscription and will need to login via going forward instead of the invitation link in the email.