Need help with a systematic review? Health Sciences Library experts and resources are here for you for all types of reviews, from critical reviews, to mapping reviews, to scoping studies, and more. The Claude Moore Liaison Librarians will assist you as you develop your research question and your conduct literature search. Both the Cochrane Collaboration and the Institute of Medicine recommend authors of systematic reviews work with librarians to identify the best possible evidence. Let us help you prepare your review with the best methods possible!
Guides, Manuals and Protocols
Guidelines and tools are available to assist you with the planning and workflow of your review.
Our librarians are here to provide free, expert assistance with your literature search, including;
Contact us and we'll connect you with an expert searcher in your discipline.
Collecting your citations is an important step in any review. Software and web-based tools assist with this process. All of the following tools have features to help with both formatting your in-text citations and your bibliography.
Want help comparing these tools? See our Citation Managers guide.
Need help learning one of these tools? Contact us and we'll be happy to assist.
Screening and Study Selection
Much of the work in a review involves managing the process of title and abstract screening and study selection. Fortunately there are tools that facilitate this process with features to import citations, screen titles and abstracts, etc.
Want to learn more? Check out these resources:
Read more from this article comparing Covidence and Rayyan (Couban, 2016)
Another comparison of Covidence and Rayyan (Kellermeyer, 2018)
SR Toolbox - look up a tool to learn more, or, search by features you want the tool to support (e.g. data extraction).