If you have never done a Systematic review before.
If you are doing a literature search in a systematic way (Systematized review) or working with a team on a Systematic Review, please join our new UoS teams site where you can ask questions and share best practice.
We really like this book, now on its 2nd ed. Using its 10 step roadmap will get you started quickly. "Doing a systematic review" edited by Boland, A., Cherry, G and Dickson, R (2017). It is not available electronically, but we have print copies in the library and they have a very useful online resource to supplement learning.
As librarians we can help with Steps 2, 3 and 5. We can also suggest resources to help with the other steps.
Systematic Reviews:Centre for Research and Dissemination: Guidance for Undertaking reviews in Health Care- Free ebook from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in the UK.
Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review. 2nd ed Booth, A. Sutton, S. (2016)
Systematic Searching: Practical ideas for improving results. Levay, P. (2019) eBook and print
Searching Skill toolkit: finding the evidence. 2nd ed. 2014, De Brun. This is available as an ebook
Not sure if you are doing a systematic review or a literature search in a systematic way? There is fine line between them but generally if you are an undergraduate you will be doing the latter. If you need help please contact us.
The following highlights some some key differences between a systematic review and a literature search
We now offer an online course as well as monthly Q&As via Staffbook and the PGR Development Hub. We also have a Teams site that you are welcome to join to share best practice.
Contact us if you need help.
Please book via Library Research Skills Support or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This list was collated by a colleague at University of Surrey in July 2022