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Systematic Reviews: Contact a librarian

A guide for researchers undertaking a systematic review

Book a consultation with a librarian

Librarians are information specialists who can assist you to develop, structure and record your search strategy as well as manage the results of your search.

For a full list of our support for systematic reviewers, please see the Home page of this guide

Email your Faculty librarian

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Faculty of Science    

School of Indigenous Studies

For further contact information visit the UWA Library Contact us page.

What to expect in a consultation

Systematic reviews do take a large commitment in terms of time and effort. 

Please allow an hour for an initial consultation and come prepared with a well structured research question. Ideally, we would appreciate a copy of your review proposal/protocol prior to this consultation in order to be able to prepare adequately and would like you to bring 2-3 key articles you would expect to appear in the results of your search. You may like to print and begin to fill out a search strategy planner.

If possible, please arrange for at least two members of your review team to attend the consultation. 

Possible discussion topics may include:

  • identification of key terms and subject headings
  • identification of appropriate databases and other resources
  • structuring the search strategy
  • database syntax and search tips
  • exporting search results
  • setting up alerts
  • managing your search results

Upcoming training sessions

The University Library offers a regular program of workshops and seminars that help support researchers undertaking a systematic review. Please click on the link below for more info and workshop calendar of dates. 

Library Research Support Program: Workshops and seminars