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Systematic Review Guide


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The Health Sciences Library Knowledge Synthesis Collaboration

The Information Specialists (IS) at the Unity Health Toronto Library offer advanced support for researchers and clinicians conducting various types of literature reviews and knowledge syntheses. These services include:

  • providing advice on various steps in conducting a systematic literature review;
  • creating and documenting comprehensive literature searches;
  • making software recommendations for citation and data management;
  • writing the literature search methods for the manuscript according to PRISMA or other appropriate guidelines.

The Health Sciences Library introduced a Systematic Review Collaboration Policy in September 2018. Please find the policy in the Unity Health Toronto Corporate Policies & Procedures System (CPPS) here (internal link for on-site users).

Knowledge Synthesis Collaboration Application

Use this option if:                                                             

Steps to take: 

  • You are starting a knowledge synthesis project, such as a systematic, scoping, or realist review
  • You would like an Information Specialist to join your team

1) Review our systematic/scoping review service policies and procedures (internal link to UHT Intranet)

2) Review our systematic review guide which includes information about the process

3) Fill out the application form

4) Send the complete protocol to and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate
information specialist. The information specialist will contact you to schedule an initial meeting.

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