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Soil Science: Systematic reviews

This guide is intended to help students studying soil science with basic library skills and how to use information resources

Prisma: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

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ROSES: Reporting standards for Systematic Evidence Syntheses in environmental research


Haddaway NR, Macura B, Whaley P, and Pullin AS. 2017. ROSES flow diagram for systematic reviews. Version 1.0. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5897389


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Lockwood, C. and Oh, E.G., 2017. Systematic reviews: Guidelines, tools and checklists for authors. Nursing & health sciences, 19(3), pp.273-277. Available: 

Moher, D., Shamseer, L., Clarke, M., Ghersi, D., Liberati, A., Petticrew, M., Shekelle, P. and Stewart, L.A., 2015. Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement. Systematic reviews, 4(1), p.1. Available:

Boland, Cherry, Dickson, Boland, Angela, Cherry, M. G., and Dickson, R. Doing a Systematic Review : A Student's Guide. 2nd ed. 2017. Print. Available: Stellenbosch University Library Lower Level 001.42 DOI 

Petticrew, Mark., Helen Roberts, and Wiley Online Library. Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences : A Practical Guide. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2006. Print. Available: Stellenbosch University Library   Lower Level   300.723 PET