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Social Work Guide

Guide and help center for students and researchers in social work at FIU.

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Many databases allow you to limit your search results to only peer-reviewed articles. When using the database, look for a peer-reviewed checkbox or link at the side of your search results or in the advanced search screen.

Questions on a specific database? Email your librarian.

How to Find Systematic Reviews

"The purpose of a systematic review is to sum up the best available research on a specific question. This is done by synthesizing the results of several studies. A systematic review uses transparent procedures to find, evaluate and synthesize the results of relevant research. Procedures are explicitly defined in advance, in order to ensure that the exercise is transparent and can be replicated." (Campbell Collaboration: What is a Systematic Review?)