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Systematic and Scoping Reviews

Librarians Are Here to Help

Advisory consultation is available to all faculty, staff and students.

Your Liaison Librarian can advise on the following:

  • How to determine if a synthesis or protocol on the topic already exists
  • How to conduct a preliminary search
  • Review question formulation
  • Database/resource selection
  • Database/resource-specific search methods and  techniques
  • Setting up search results for new publications
  • Review software options
  • Search methods for locating grey literature
  • Supplemental methods for locating studies (hand-searching, searching reference lists, cited reference searching)
  • How to obtain the full-text of articles
  • How to report search methods according to PRISMA guidelines
  • How to utilize a citation manager to insert in-text citations and reference lists when writing up your review

Additionally, collaboration may be available to faculty, or research teams that include faculty, at the discretion of the librarian based on considerations such as whether or not a protocol for the research exists, the proposed time frame for the project, etc.

Contact the Liaison Librarian for your subject area to discuss support for systematic, scoping and literature reviews.