Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review is a research method that aims to locate and summarize all available evidence for a specific question in order to guide decisions and practices (Definition from the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions). It will help you gather knowledge about a particular field of study, identify recommendations for a future research, establish the context of a research topic or problem, and even identify the main methodologies and research techniques used in a particular research topic or field.

Process of Systematic Reviews

What we librarians can support you through your systematic review project?

  • Provide feedback on your systematic review project protocol, especially help specify your research question
  • Identify sources, design search strategies, and provide search results
  • Write up a method section describing search strategies for your report
  • Help you learn EndNote citation software for managing references

To get started, please complete the below request form or contact Marina Zhang at qianjin-zhang@uiowa.edu with questions.

Systematic Review Intake

  • (First & Last Name)
  • For example, what is your research question? How do you plan to disseminate the results of your project (manuscript publication, conference presentation, thesis or dissertation etc.)?