The purpose of this gateway is to provide a single repository of information that offers you an overview of the necessary steps involved in conducting a successful systematic review. In response to increasing requests for help with systematic reviews, this gateway has been developed to address researchers’ questions, and bridge a potential knowledge gap.
By providing the background information needed, the researcher's and information specialist's time and efforts will be utilized more effectively.
Each section of this gateway provides you with a description of the steps of a systematic review with links to resources for further in-depth consultation.
It is not intended to be the final word or authority on conducting a systematic review. You are encouraged to read widely of our resources to get a full and complete understanding of the process of completing a systematic review.
There are also guides for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Please refer to the PRISMA Statement.
If you are considering conducting a systematic review, be sure to familiarize yourself with the next segment, “Systematic Review: What it is and isn’t”, as well as reviewing at least one of the Systematic Review Guideline documents.