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Systematic Reviews - Research Guide


Systematic Review Consultations

The Murdoch University Library provides one-to-one consultations in support of students and staff undertaking systematic reviews.

Librarians are able to support students by providing:

  • Guidance on the systematic review process and formulation of research questions
  • Advice on locating systematic reviews and other resources
  • Assistance with selection and use of databases
  • General feedback on search strategies
  • Instruction on use of EndNote and other research software.

Librarians are also able to contribute as members of research teams, with formal acknowledgement or as co-authors, in the following ways:

  • Identifying appropriate databases and grey literature sources
  • Developing or refine research questions
  • Formulating search strategies
  • Managing search results
  • Executing, documenting and updating searches.

The specific activities undertaken will depend on the expected level of participation, by agreement.

What to expect in a consultation
Appointments will generally be for an hour at a time.
When booking the initial consultation with a librarian, please provide the following:

  • Research question and protocol
  • Initial search strategy
  • List of databases you have run your initial searches in (and results)
  • Set of key papers expected to be included in the review

This will allow the librarian to prepare and advise you more effectively.

Research Support

Researchers at Murdoch University are supported by the Library and the Research and Innovation Directorate.

Please contact your Subject Librarian to make an appointment for advice on conducting a literature review, formulating research strategies, and information about resources and tools specific to your area of research.

Research Week Semester 1, 2019