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Systematic and Rapid Reviews: Humanities & Social Sciences

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For assistance and advice for systematic or rapid reviews please contact the Humanities and Social Sciences Library Subject Team:

Examples of systematic reviews in business and law

  • Adams, R. J., Smart, P., & Huff, A. S. (2017). Shades of grey: Guidelines for working with the grey literature in systematic reviews for management and organizational studies. International Journal of Management Reviews, 19(4), 432-454.

  • Clark, W. R., Clark, L. A., Rafo, D. M., & Williams Jr, R. I. (2021). Extending Fisch and Block’s (2018) tips for a systematic review in management and business literature. Management Review Quarterly, 71, 215–231.

  • Fisch, C. & Block, J. (2018). Six tips for your (systematic) literature review in business and management research. Management Review Quarterly, 68, 103–106.

Examples of systematic reviews in the humanities and social sciences

  • Campbell, A., Taylor, B., Bates, J., & O’Connor-Bones, U. (2018). Developing and applying a protocol for a systematic review in the social sciences. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 24(1), 1-22.

  • Dacombe, R. (2018). Systematic reviews in political science: What can the approach contribute to political research? Political Studies Review, 16(2), 148–157.

  • Evans, J., & Benefield, P. (2001). Systematic reviews of educational research: Does the medical model fit? British Educational Research Journal, 27(5), 527-541.

  • Konnerup, M., & Kongsted, H. C. (2012). Do Cochrane reviews provide a good model for social science? The role of observational studies in systematic reviews. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 8(1), 79-96.

  • Papaioannou, D., Sutton, A., Carroll, C., Booth, A. & Wong, R. (2010). Literature searching for social science systematic reviews: Consideration of a range of search techniques. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 27, 114-122.

  • Polanin, J. R., Maynard, B. R., & Dell, N. A. (2017). Overviews in education research: A systematic review and analysis. Review of Educational Research, 87(1), 172–203.

  • Shim, Y., Jebb, A. T., Tay, L., & Pawelski, J. O. (2021). Arts and humanities interventions for flourishing in healthy adults: A mixed studies systematic review. Review of General Psychology, 25(3), 258–282.

  • Waddington, H., White, H., Snilstveit, B., Hombrados, J. G., Vojtkova, M., Davies, P., Bhavsar, A., Eyers, J., Koehlmoos, T. P., Petticrew, M., Valentine, J. C., & Tugwell, P. (2012). How to do a good systematic review of effects in international development: A tool kit. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 4(3), 359-387.