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Systematic Reviews Service

Systematic Review Librarian

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Margaret Foster
Medical Sciences Library Room 170
979 862 1893

Systematic Review Service

Since 2012 the Systematic Review Service has provided over 3000 consultations, offered 300 presentations, webinars, and workshops, supported hundreds of theses/dissertations, grants, and publications, and trained over 1000 librarians.

What is a systematic review?

A systematic review is a research method aimed to answer a question(s) by collecting, appraising, analyzing, and synthesizing studies matching specified criteria. They are conducted in medicine, public health, education, social sciences, engineering, and more. See Introduction to Systematic Reviews tab for more information.

Who can use the service?

The systematic review service is open to all Texas A&M University affiliated students, faculty, and staff working on systematic reviews, meta-analysis, scoping reviews, rapid reviews, and more.  

What does the service offer?

  • Consultations to individuals and groups on specific research projects
  • Requested presentations to classes, research groups, and more (Request a class/session)
  • Workshops and webinars open to all on systematic reviews (see sessions below)
  • Advice and guidance on meta-analysis with expert
  • Support for systematic review tools and resources such as
    • Joanna Briggs Institute tools, such as SUMARI
    • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Systematic Review Data Repository
    • Rayyan: free tool for sorting articles into include/exclude status with labels


Introduction to review methods (50 minutes)

 This introduction will provide an overview of systematic, narrative, and scoping reviews. It is open to all interested students, faculty, and staff. 

  • September 4, 2019 (Wednesday)11 am-noon, online webinar, Register
  • September 6, 2019 (Friday)1-2 pm, MSL Education Center, Register
  • September 9, 2019 (Monday) noon -1 pm, online webinar, Register
  • September 13, 2019 (Friday) 10-11 am, Annex 405B, Register
  • September 20, 2019 (Friday) 11 am- noon) online, Register