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Systematic Review Service


The Systematic Review Service exists to offer consultations to researchers seeking to produce a systematic review or meta-analysis

We offer two tiers of service, describe on the Tiers of Service page.

Why should I consult with a librarian?

All guidelines for conducting a systematic review or meta-analysis recommends that the research team consult with a librarian or information specialist to create the search strategy. 

A librarian can:

  • advise on search methodology
  • ensure your search is comprehensive or exhaustive
  • recommend databases and other sources of literature (both published and unpublished)
  • help develop search terms (keywords, subject headings, controlled vocabulary)
  • help create and validate a search query
  • advise on how best to export and de-duplicate records from databases
  • advise on bibliographic records management

We highly recommend that researchers considering systematic reviews or meta-analyses reach out to the library for a consultation before beginning the research project. Our librarians can help you locate appropriate standards and guidelines, advise in the creation of a protocol, and advise your team on rigorous, reproducible methods for gathering studies. 

Make an appointment

Use the appointment button below to schedule a consultation with one of our systematic review service librarians. 

Our Team

 Meghan Testerman, Behavioral Sciences Librarian 

Subject expertise: Psychology, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Cognitive Science

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 Kelee Pacion, Biology Librarian

Subject expertise: Biological & Life Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Health, Molecular Biology

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 Ameet Doshi, Head of Stokes Library

 Subject expertise: Policy, Public & International Affairs, and Education

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