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Systematic and Scoping Reviews


The process for conducting a scoping review is similiar to that of a systematic review in many respects. 

1. Identify the Question

2. Develop a Protocol

  • Search for existing reviews
  • Outline objectives and methodology. 

3. Search

  • Search subject-specific databases 
  • Use Boolean Operators
  • Search for Grey Literature

4. Analyze

  • Use tools like Zotero and Rayyan
  • Deduplicate your results
  • Screen your results by first looking at title/abstract and then full-text
  • You will need two reviewers

5. Chart 

  • Collate
  • Summarize
  • Chart your results

6. Present 

  • Write your report
  • Publish it