Systematic Review Core

Is a systematic review right for your research?

Systematic Review Lib Guide

If you’re wondering whether a systematic review is appropriate and will be a useful format for your investigation of a research question, click the button below to visit the Systematic Review LibGuide for more information as well as other resources to help researchers.

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Jumpstart your research with a systematic review through the CTSI Systematic Review Core, a collaborative effort with the Health Science Center Libraries.

The core provides researchers with tools and resources designed to help conduct systematic reviews for a wide variety of subjects.

Researchers in any college, including outside the health science center, can use this service. Core staff can help principal investigators as well as newer researchers such as K College participants who could use the service for a K award and/or jumpstart their research portfolio.

Systematic reviews aim to identify and analyze “all” (as much as possible) existing knowledge on a narrow, specific research question by searching broadly and comprehensively, applying pre-determined inclusion/exclusion criteria, evaluating the quality of study methods, and synthesizing their findings to provide generalizable evidence on the research question.

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The Systematic Review Core is pleased to offer access to Covidence to all researchers at UF. Covidence is an online software program that helps streamline the creation of systematic reviews while allowing review teams to work collaboratively from anywhere.

Systematic Review Core Team

Melissa Rethlefsen, MSLS, AHIP

Associate Dean | George A. Smathers Libraries | Fackler Director | Health Science Center Libraries

Melissa Rethlefsen

Patti McCall-Wright, MA, MLS

Systematic Reviews Librarian | Health Science Center Libraries

Patti McCall