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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Literature Reviews in Health Sciences

Overview of types of literature reviews

Preliminary Search

  • Do a quick search to assess breadth and depth of research related to topic or issue
    • find relevant reviews
    • determine number of potential studies
  • Use these results to refine scope of the search and criteria

Databases for Health & Medicine

Gray Literature

  • conference proceedings
  • posters and poster abstracts
  • presented papers/abstracts

Sources:

  • Associations & Professional Organizations
  • Bibliographies

for more information:  Gray Literature in Health and Biomedicine