The purpose of a systematic review is to locate and synthesize all the scholarly research studies on a specific topic. A systematic review uses systematic processes and procedures to find, evaluate, and synthesize the results of the research. Systematic procedures are carefully followed to ensure that the research is transparent and can be replicated. This also minimizes bias.
A systematic review has:
Systematic analysis of included studies
Exhaustive searching for a systematic review requires using a variety of search techniques.
Watch this short video produced by Duke University Medical Center to learn how to search using MeSH headings in PubMed.
If you have a result list, use the Yale MeSH analyzer to see the common MeSH headings.