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Systematic Reviews

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.

Help From the Library

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.