Stack of documents; literature review


The aim of SR@PU is to provide guidance and resources on conducting systematic reviews for staff and students at University of Plymouth, and to bring together a network of researchers for discussion, to share expertise, and methodological development. 

Researchers involved in evidence synthesis at University of Plymouth

Resources at University of Plymouth

Searching and Review Clinics through PenARC – drop-in one-to-one consultation appointments available with an information specialist and/or systematic reviewer. For more information, please email

Systematic Reviews Peer Support Network – these meetings are held every other month for any staff or students working on systematic reviews. For more information, please email

Getting started with your systematic or scoping review – a short step-by-step guidebook on conducting a literature search.

Books available at University of Plymouth

Gough D, Oliver S, Thomas J, editors. An introduction to systematic reviews. Sage; 2017. 

Booth A, Sutton A, Papaioannou D. Systematic approaches to a successful literature review. Sage; 2016..

Borenstein, M. Introduction to Meta-analysis. Wiley, 2009.

Boland, A, Cherry, M. G., and Dickson, R. Doing a Systematic Review: A Student's Guide. Sage; 2014.

University of Plymouth is a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence

Director: Professor Bridie Kent

Accessing JBI SUMARI using your University of Plymouth login

This document provides screenshots which walk you through the process of how to access JBI SUMARI app. Access to SUMARI forms part of the University of Plymouth’s subscription to JBI Resources. You do not have to pay for a subscription as a University of Plymouth student or member of staff.

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