Let us say that you are working on a review in order to investigate some research question and you decided to cover all literature written at specific period. However, for some reasons, you cannot cover all literature and you only focused at one database (e.g PubMed). Is this type of review called a systematic review or one needs to cover all published literature (in other databases) so the review will be called that name.

  • Please read What is systematic literature review? – scaaahu Feb 13 at 4:03
  • Closing as a duplicate. To your specific question - choosing one database could certainly be part of your "system" (though whether it's a good one is debatable). – cag51 Feb 13 at 4:55
  • What you describe seems unsystemastic :( though a better term is incomplete —-"> bad review. – Alchimista Feb 13 at 8:51