Systematic Reviews @ Plymouth University

Aim / objective

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

Resources at Plymouth University

Searching and Review Clinics through PenCLAHRC - drop-in appointments available with an information specialist and/or systematic reviewer (note the location; some clinics are held in Exeter).

Systematic Reviews Peer Support Network - these meetings are held every other month for any staff or students working on systematic reviews. See the events page for upcoming meetings (note that meetings alternate between Portland Square and Derriford campus).

Books available at Plymouth University 

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.

Get involved

Would you like to present your systematic review (even if still underway) to the group? We would love to hear from you. Contact us at