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How to Find and Conduct Systematic Reviews

Step-by-step instructions on how to find and conduct systematic reviews, intended for students in the health sciences.


A systematic review is one of the most difficult and time-consuming research projects you can undertake, but one that is ultimately very rewarding. Although the amount of work required may seem overwhelming now, this LibGuide will break the process down into easy-to-follow steps.

Before you begin, make sure:

If at any point in the process you get stuck or would like extra help, contact your librarian.

Ready... set...

Step 1: Choose Your Topic

Still Not Sure if a Systematic Review is Right for You?

Watch the presentation below for an overview of the steps involved and the workload required.

Note: this presentation is designed for librarians, so it provides a good "insider look" at the systematic review research process as well as information on how librarians can contribute to the process.

Introduction to systematic reviews for librarians
Ms. Lindsey SikoraUniversity of Ottawa, Canada