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Systematic Reviews: Educational Resources

This guide is for the clinician undertaking a systematic review.


Use the following resources to learn about the systematic review process. Mayo Clinic Librarians are also available to assist in educating you or your team on Systematic Reviews. Contact us at

Cochrane Collaboration

Institute of Medicine Standards

Standards for Systematic Reviews


Online resources

A Brief Introduction of Systematic Review and Meta-analysis  will define key terms as they relate to evidence-based medicine. It will also provide an overview of the different levels of evidence used in evidence-based medicine and the basic steps in conducting a systematic review.

1 hour online course from CCATS. Course #: 502E00CMS140080.

Systematic Review Tutorials from the Yale Medical Library

Systematic Review Educational Resources from the Washington University Becker Medical Library

Clinical Queries: Systematic Reviews from the National Library of Medicine

Study Design 101 tutorial from The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

How to Read a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis and Apply the Results to Patient Care
Mayo Clinic Medical Grand Rounds Broadcast featuring Dr. M. Hassan Murad

Systematic Reviews published by Mayo Clinic authors