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This is a research guide for the Department of Kinesiology


A literature review is intended to provide a summary of research on a topic. Systematic Reviews follow specific protocols with the aim of providing a comprehensive picture of current research and minimizing bias. 

The literature search process of a review should be clearly documented in the methods section and include:

  • search terms (including keywords and formal subject headings)
  • databases used
  • additional search strategies (such as citation chasing)
  • inclusion and exclusion criteria for determining relevant sources

Citation Management

Develop a Search Strategy

The documents below will help you think through building a comprehensive search strategy. 

Article Appraisal

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Jennifer Bodley

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Jennifer Bodley
Subjects: Kinesiology, Nursing