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Literature and systematic reviews


The Library provides support for literature reviews and systematic reviews. You can meet with a librarian to receive advice on review types, resources (including guidelines, standards and protocols), methodology and documentation, developing a search strategy, and reference management. Meetings can be arranged in-person, online (through Zoom), or via email or phone.

The Library also runs a suite of research workshops, which include systematic review workshops, which are held at different locations.

Systematic review service charter (trial)

The Library provides tiered support for researchers conducting systematic reviews. Postgraduate students who conduct systematic reviews as part of their degree can request up to 3 hours of support per systematic review. Postdoctoral researchers and beyond can opt for more extensive support, depending on their requirements and our capacity. For details, please refer to the service charter.

Library resources

Library Search, available on the Library homepage, is an easy starting point for your research. It allows you to search across many different types of resources at once, including print and electronic books, journal articles, multimedia, theses, and more.

To find journal articles in different disciplines, you can search our list of databases alphabetically, by name, or by subject.

Our subject guides provide subject-specific advice about the best resources to use for your subject area.

You can download EndNote to manage your references and keep your research organised.

Online tutorials

Enrol in the Writing a Literature Review OLE, or browse our guide on Systematic reviews.