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Cleveland Clinic Florida - How to Conduct Systematic Reviews: Step 4: Choose your databases

Database Guides

This guide was adapted from How to Find and Conduct Systematic Reviews by Dr. Barbara Sorondo from Florida International University and from Systematic Reviews: the process at Duke University.

your to do list

1. Make a list of all the subjects, fields, and disciplines that may contribute information about your topic.

  • Example:
    • Health Sciences
      • Medicine
      • Nursing
    • Psychology

2. Identify the databases associated with the subjects, fields, and disciplines on your list. For a systematic review, you should be as comprehensive as possible, but depending on your time constraints, you may choose to use only the top databases in each subject, field, or discipline.

  • Tip #1: The Goldblatt Library's databases are accessed under the grey "Databases" tab found here: Goldblatt Medical Library - Florida: Goldblatt Library Home.
    • Example:
      • Health Sciences
        • Medicine
          • ClinicalKey
          • Cochrane
          • Ovid MEDLINE
          • PubMed @ Cleveland Clinic Florida 
        • Nursing
          • CINAHL
          • Health Source (Nursing / Academic)
      • Psychology
        • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences