This guide is intended for students, research assistants and faculty who are planning to undertake a systematic review, or who are interested in applying systematic research methods to a current project.
The Library can assist faculty and research assistants embarking on systematic reviews with the following services, available by booking an in-depth research consultation with your subject librarian.
Help developing your research question based on the PICO framework
Recommendations regarding database selection, grey literature sources, search strategies, etc.
Using limits to apply your inclusion/exclusion criteria
Information about the Library’s InterLibrary Loan service to acquire resources not locally available at Ryerson
Advice on keeping organized and available citation management tools
Assistance with targeting journals for publication
Due to the time-intensive nature of systematic review projects, your subject librarian may not be able to undertake the research component of your systematic review as a full member of your project team. If you wish to approach your subject librarian with the opportunity to join your team, please note that co-authorship will be a requirement.