The author discusses systematic reviews in the field of library and information studies (LIS), defined as a review that systematically searches, appraises, and synthesizes research evidence. Benefits of this method covered include keeping research current, defining what is known on a topic, and helping researchers avoid errors. Particular attention is given to a website created by the author, found at http://lis-sytematic-reviews.wikispaces.com, which gathers known systematic reviews in LIS. Website information was collected from databases such as Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library Literature, and Google Scholar. Systematic reviews had to meet requirements such as published by a library journal, authored by an LIS author, and contained studies from a library setting.
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