What is a Meta-Analysis?
A meta-analysis is a systematic review that combines the statistical results of several independent research studies (e.g., experiments) and tries to formulate overall trends and significance.
Library Tip: Find-It Button
Library Tip: When searching in a database, if you do not see a link to the copy of an article, click on the Find-It button. This will search our resources to locate an online copy.
If no online copy is available, you will be directed to our interlibrary loan page where you can place a request for the article.
Searching for Meta-Analyses
Use the Library databases listed below to locate meta-analyses on your topic.
Description: Research authoritative medical information from such fields as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more with MEDLINE.
Tips for Medline: Use the Advanced Search link. Under Publication Type, choose Meta-Analysis.
Description: Gain access to informative health literature with CINAHL, the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals, this database covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and other allied health disciplines.
Tips for CINAHL: Use the Advanced Search link. Under Publication Type, choose Meta-Analysis.
Description: A multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content - full-text articles and abstracts from a variety of subject areas, including business, education, humanities, science, and social sciences.
Tips for OmniFile: Type in your topic and add meta-analysis as an additional keyword.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Description: A large multidisciplinary database covering many topics.
Tips for Academic Search Complete: Type in your topic and add meta-analysis as an additional keyword.
Databases by Subject
For some assignments, it will be best to use a subject specific databases, use the drop-down menu below to select an appropriate subject category for your topic: