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Systematic Reviews

This guide is intended for students, research assistants and faculty who are planning to undertake a systematic review, or who are interested in applying systematic research methods to a current project.

Citation Tracking

Additional options to locate relevant publications can include hand-searching key journals, as well as looking at references of key articles (snowballing), and seeing what articles have cited your key articles (citation tracking or reverse snowballing).

Citation tracking can be done in databases such as Web of Science and Scopus.  Below is an example record - the 8 references cited in this article, as well as the 65 articles that have cited this article, are linked and viewable.