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Systematic Review & Scoping Review Support in the Health Sciences

This guide outlines resources and services to help you with a systematic reivew, scoping review, and other forms of evidence synthesis.

About Systematic & Scoping Reviews

This guide is designed to help students, researchers at Sargent College get started with systematic reviews, scoping reviews or a similar types of evidence synthesis.

  • Systematic reviews: synthesize literature that meets pre-specified criteria to answer a specific clinical question. Authors of systematic reviews seek to minimize bias by using explicit, reproducible search strategies.
  • Scoping Reviews: map out the existing literature on a topic by using explicit, reproducible search strategies.

Why Work with a Librarian?

Several recent journal articles highlight the advantages of working with a librarian when preparing to write a systematic review. These include:

I look forward to working with you on your systematic review or scoping review. I am available to help with several steps of the process.

Health Sciences Librarian

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Kate Silfen
Mugar Memorial Library