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Capstone and PICO Project Toolkit

Guide to locating research for evidence synthesis projects and assignments.


Locating research evidence for evidence-based synthesis projects is an iterative process, where many of the key steps overlap and may happen simultaneously.  Nevertheless, there are particular stages and techniques to conducting a search of the literature, including: developing research questions, choosing appropriate databases, applying Boolean logic, refining (expanding/narrowing) the search and saving reproducible search strategies.  

Conducting a Systematic Literature Search For Evidence Synthesis

Flow chart of the roadmap for evidence synthesis.

For a textual description of this flow chart, see this guide.