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Systematic Review Service

Overview of systematic reviews. How the Marquette Library and Librarians can assist you in the systematic review process.

What is a Systematic Review?

A systematic review is "collate evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to answer a specific research question. They aim to minimize bias by using explicit, systematic methods documented in advance with a protocol."


Chandler J, Cumpston M, Thomas J, Higgins JPT, Deeks JJ, Clarke MJ. Chapter I: Introduction. In: Higgins JPT, Thomas J, Chandler J, Cumpston M, Li T, Page MJ, Welch VA (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions version 6.0 (updated August 2019). Cochrane, 2019. Available from

Which Review is Right for You?

Before you contact us, please review the decision tree pdf below.

It's really helpful to determine the right review for you based on your time, energy, and resources. Systematic reviews are great but they're not the only review in town. There might be a more applicable review for your needs.

If you have any questions or would like to move forward after reviewing the PDF, please don't hesitate to contact us.