Systematic Review workshops are generally offered monthly - please check the events calendar for the next offering.
For more information on how UBC Librarians can support your systematic or scoping review project, please see the How we Can Help document below:
Deciding between a Systematic or a Literature Review? Check out this description of the differences in their stages and processes.
UBC Library now subscribes to Covidence, software which helps with the screening, quality appraisal and data extraction stages of systematic and scoping reviews.
To sign up for Covidence, visit the link below. You'll need to use an email address ending in ubc.ca.
"A systematic review attempts to identify, appraise and synthesize all the empirical evidence that meets pre-specified eligibility criteria to answer a given research question. Researchers conducting systematic reviews use explicit methods aimed at minimizing bias, in order to produce more reliable findings that can be used to inform decision making." Source: Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Key characteristics of a systematic review are:
Search the following databases in your subject area to find if a recent systematic review has already been done. A good strategy is to find one on a closely related topic and build on its search strategy.