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Levy Library Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis Services: How We Can Help

Systematic Reviews

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5 things to consider before you do a systematic review word cloud image by Dr. Igho Onakpoya is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Hey ISMMS Graduate Students!

Thinking about completing a Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis as your thesis or dissertation?

Use our review type decision tree to determine what works for your research question and connect to additional resources.

Levy Library Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis Support Services

Levy Library library offers the following systematic review/meta-analysis support services :

  • Introduction to systematic review/meta-analysis methodology and best practices
  • Developing your research question including:
    • Investigating whether it is appropriate to try to answer the question/topic at hand via a systematic review/meta-analysis
    • Determining whether there is sufficient evidence available to provide an answer to the research question
  • Drafting a research protocol 
  • Comprehensive search strategy development including:
    • Identifying a complete list of search terms
    • Identifying appropriate databases to search
    • Putting it all together - Building your search query
  • Help creating a de-duplicated set of results for screening
  • Training on Covidence, an online tool designed to facilitate the systematic review process
  • Guidance on selecting an appropriate quality appraisal tool
  • Developing a realistic timeline for your systematic review/meta-analysis project

Need help with a systematic review or meta-analysis?  Please fill out the preliminary information form and a member of the library staff will contact you within one business day.

Preliminary Information