Basics of Systematic Reviews

First steps

Before getting started on a systematic review, there are several steps that should be taken:

  • Form a team, a systematic review is not an individual undertaking
  • Consult with your Subject Librarian
    • Consider asking them to be on the team and giving an author credit
  • Form a specific hypothesis
    • If summarizing an area, use scoping review instead
  • Search for existing SRs in the area
  • Register your SR/Protocol