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Systematic Reviews


The Curtin University Library provides one-to-one consultations in support of Curtin research students and staff undertaking systematic and scoping reviews. Please refer to the service charter below for services provided. Appointments can be face-to-face or online, and up to one hour long.

Before booking an initial consultation with a librarian, please ensure you:

  • Work through this Systematic Reviews guide to gain an understanding of the SR process.
  • Develop your research question and protocol.
  • Develop an initial search strategy or list of suggested search terms.
  • Consider which databases you want to search.
  • List several key publications that you have already found.

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

Systematic Review Service Charter

This charter outlines what is in scope and out of scope for support provided to Curtin research students and staff conducting a systematic or scoping review:

In scope

  • Guidance on the systematic review process and locating existing systematic reviews
  • Assistance with selection and use of databases & grey literature resources
  • Assistance formulating & structuring the search strategy
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the search strategy
  • Advice on managing search results
  • Assistance setting up alerts

Out of scope

  • Running searches
  • Searching grey literature or hand searching
  • Data extraction and collation of results
  • Finding full text content (other than providing advice on the document delivery service)
  • Screening or reviewing articles
  • Use of Systematic Review software

Request a consultation

To request a consultation with a librarian, please complete and submit the online consultation request form: