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Identifies the difference between a systematic review and a literature review. Connects to tools for research, writing, and publishing.

What is a review article?

Review articles are publications that combat information overload in the health sciences by providing summaries of the literature published on a topic. There are two major types of review articles:

literature reviews and systematic reviews.

What is a literature review?

A qualitatively summary of the evidence on a topic using informal or subjective methods to collect and interpret studies. 

What is a systematic review?

A high level overview of primary research on a focused question that identifies, selects, synthesizes, and appraises all high quality research evidence relevant to that question. 

Systematic Review vs. Literature Review

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