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Systematic reviews

NSLHD Libraries support

A systematic review attempts to identify, appraise and synthesize all the empirical evidence that meets pre-specified eligibility criteria to answer a specific research question. Researchers conducting systematic reviews use explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view aimed at minimizing bias, to produce more reliable findings to inform decision making. (Cochrane Library, 2020)

NSLHD Libraries offers a 3 tiered service for systematic review support which meet recommended standards.

Tier 1 - Assistance (suitable for NSLHD staff undertaking a systematic review for a university assignment, college project or PhD)

Tier 2 - Acknowledgement on publication

Tier 3 - Co-investigator / co-authorship

If you would like NSLHD Librarian involvement in your systematic review, log into your NSLHD Libraries Springboard account (if you haven’t yet signed up, sign up while using a hospital computer) > Forms > Systematic Review Enquiry form. 

Master classes

NSLHD Libraries suggests attending the following Master classes, as appropriate for your experience. 

Searching the Nursing and Allied Health Literature or Searching the Medical Literature

Referencing using EndNote

How to Perform a Systematic Review

The NSLHD Nursing & Midwifery Directorate also conducts Research Master classes for NSLHD staff. 

Research Master Class: Critiquing the evidence: what to know

Research Master Class: EndNote and creating professional documents in word

All classes are listed in My Health Learning 

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