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Learning Health Systems

Provides resources for students in the Medical School's Master of Health Professions Education (MPHE) program.

The Process of Writing a Literature Review

Citation Analysis & Other Scholarly Metrics

Scholarly metrics, such as citation analysis, impact factors, such as the h-index, & altmetrics can help you determine how important an article, author, or journal is in your field of study.

Types of Literature Reviews

To learn more about the different types of literature reviews, consult this article, A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies, which defines 14 types of reviews.  There is a helpful summary table on pp. 94-95.

For more information on the different types of literature reviews, consult the research guides below.  Your THL Informationist is also available to assist you with literature searches of all kinds.

Evidence-Based Research

Evidence-based research is based on:

  • creating an answerable research question
  • locating the best available evidence to answer the question
  • evaluating the quality of the evidence, as well as its applicability to your question.

The research used to support your answer presents the research results, so that you can see how the conclusions were reached.

Adapted from (NASW, Evidence Based Practice)  &