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Systematic Reviews

Getting Started

What's in this guide

This guide provides an overview of the systematic review process, definitions, best practices related to database selection, developing and documenting the search strategy (i.e., study methodology), and managing publication citation data. Resources and strategies for finding existing systematic reviews are also included.

Consult with a systematic review expert

Complete our intake form to request a consultation with a librarian expert on systematic review methodology, protocols, and search queries for systematic reviews.

Related information

Also see our guide on Systematic Reviews - Tools covering tools to help you perform and manage health sciences systematic reviews.

Video: What is a Systematic Review?

For an overview of what's involved in conducting a systematic review, including best practices, view this six-minute video by Carrie Price: