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Systematic Reviews

How can we help?

Conducting a systematic review or other type of evidence synthesis review is a rigorous process. Librarians can help with various stages of the process including, consulting on search strategies, citation management, and other resources to support researchers through the process. See below for examples of some of the support we can provide.


  • Consulting on the overall process and steps
  • Assisting with background searching
  • Development of question
  • Assistance with eligibility criteria
  • Guidance on protocol registration


  • Keyword selection and search query development
  • Identification of databases for searching
  • Consultation on translating search queries
  • Training on search strategies
  • Training in citation management tools for managing search results
  • Assistance in identifying tools to help with screening, appraisal, and data analysis


  • Identifying potential sources for publication