Find out about systematic reviews

A systematic review is a specialised literature review that tries to identify, appraise, select and synthesize all high quality research evidence relevant to your research question.

The Library Research Services Team can help you at different stages of a systematic review, from scoping your search to managing your references.

What is a systematic review?

A systematic review is a type of literature review that attempts to find all published and unpublished material on a specific research question. The studies found are then appraised against specific eligibility criteria. Data is extracted and synthesized from the eligible studies to produce a summary of evidence from the relevant research.

Systematic Review Flow Chart

We can advise on any of the stages in red and with reference management.


Advice on specific aspects of a systematic review

Reading Lists

Developing your Protocol

Reference Management

NHS staff

If you would like a 1to1 appointment to discuss your systematic review then please email

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