Systematic Review Service for Students

Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS) Libraries offers an advisory service for Rutgers University students, conducting systematic reviews as part of their educational program. The librarians advisory role in the Systematic Review process is listed below.

Are you prepared to meet with a Librarian to discuss your systematic review? 

Services Included
Guidance with systematic review development processes
  • Referral to relevant handbooks and guidance documents
  • Referral to relevant reporting standards
  • Guidance on timelines, skills and competencies required to complete a systematic review.
Protocol development
  • Instruction on where to find existing protocols
  • >Feedback on initial protocol draft
Question formulation
  • Feedback on framing of research question and advice to how to translate into a search strategy
Search strategy
  • Referral to searching tutorials for methods and techniques (classes, on line)
  • Feedback on initial search strategy, including trouble shooting of specific issues
  • Advice on relevant electronic databases and sources to search
  • Advice on adaption of strategy for different databases
Bibliographic organization tools
  • Advice on using EndNote, manuscript templates, organizing citations, etc
Documentation and search strategy reporting
  • Advice on documenting search strategies, search results and reporting of methods in the manuscript.


To schedule an appointment with a Librarian please fill out the Systematic Review Services form.