Centre for Information and Reviews

Literature reviews

Overview | Full systematic literature reviews | Rapid evidence assessments
Rapid reviews and scoping studies | Bespoke review services


Literature reviews offer a cost effective method of distilling a vast amount of information into a synthesis of the best and most relevant evidence that can inform both policy decisions and practice.

NFER has a long-established record of specialist expertise in literature reviews, supported by the expert staff in the Centre for Information and Reviews with access to a vast amount of national and international literature.

A tailored service

Working to your requirements of scope, desired outputs and budget, our expert librarians offer:


We have carried out reviews for a wide range of clients including government departments and agencies, the Local  Government Association (LGA), CfBT Education Trust, Oxford University Press and Teach First. We also managed and quality assured the extensive review programme for the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO).

For more information on our literature review work, please have a look at our reviews brochure or contact enquiries@nfer.ac.uk.