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Levy Library Research Synthesis and Systematic Review Services: How We Can Help

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 Research Synthesis and Systematic Review Support Services

The Levy Library offers the following support services for research syntheses (including systematic reviews/meta-analyses):

  • Introduction to 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, if applicable
    • Determining whether there is sufficient evidence available to provide an answer to the research question
  • 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 research synthesis process
  • Guidance on selecting an appropriate quality appraisal tool
  • Developing a realistic timeline for your research synthesis project

Need help with a research synthesis?  Please fill out the consultation request form below and a member of the library staff will reach out to you.

Research Synthesis Consultation Request Form