Systematic Reviews @ University of Plymouth


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

Previous seminars

Resources at University of Plymouth

Searching and Review Clinics through PenCLAHRC - drop-in one-to-one consultation appointments available with an information specialist and/or systematic reviewer. See the events page for upcoming clinics.

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.

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.

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