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Health Sciences Systematic Reviews

Guidance for conducting health sciences systematic reviews.

Current Health Sciences Libraries SR Services

The Health Sciences Libraries systematic review service (in which a librarian joins the systematic review team as co-author, develops the search strategy, conducts & documents the search, oversees citation management, and writes the search methodology for the manuscript) is currently on hold due to the limited number of health sciences librarians. We hope to resume this service when we are able to hire more librarians. 

Currently, librarians will provide a one-hour research consultation to help SR teams get started on the process on their own. The one-hour consultation includes guidance for:

  • Determining if your question is right for a systematic review or better suited for another type of review. 
  • Identifying tools, resources, guidelines, and standards for conducting systematic reviews.
  • Choosing relevant databases and grey literature sources based on your systematic review question.
  • Search strategy development and database search techniques. 
  • Help with systematic review software.

Currently, librarians will NOT develop the search, conduct the search, or gather citations, abstracts, or full text.

To request a one-hour consultation, please fill out this form and a librarian will contact you.

USC Libraries Provided Software

Video Tutorials

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