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Systematic reviews

Overview of systematic review steps and resources to assist researchers conducting reviews.

Citation searching (aka snowballing or pearling)

A method that allows you to search forward (snowballing) or backward (pearling) in time - going from one relevant article to many. If you have already found a few relevant articles, this method will help you to find many more articles on a similar topic. The quick reference guide below provides instructions on how to do this using the Scopus database.