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Searching for systematic reviews

This guide provides information on systematic review support available from UCL Library Services

Support for systematic reviews

UCL Library Services provide training and support for systematic reviews to UCL staff and students and staff from UCL's affiliated NHS Trusts.

Where a systematic review is part of an assessed piece of work, we can provide training and guidance but cannot undertake any aspect of the review on your behalf, including contributing to developing your search strategy.

In some circumstances, subject to service capacity and availability of librarians with relevant experience, we may be able to carry out aspects of the systematic review process to contribute to your systematic review, such as carrying out literature searches. 

Areas where we may be able to provide advice, support & training include:

  • scoping literature searches;
  • developing search strategies;
  • using methodological search filters (if applicable);
  • selecting databases;
  • identifying grey literature and on-going research;
  • managing references;
  • setting up search alerts;
  • reporting search methodology.