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McGill Library Systematic Review Service

Systematic Review Service

Several organisations that fund or conduct systematic reviews (SR) recommend, if not require, having a librarian on the research team (IOM, Cochrane, CIHR, Campbell Collaboration). Due to the amount of time required to provide these services, and the need to respect course requirements, we offer a systematic review service to support knowledge synthesis.

Full details of this service are provided on our dedicated library guide, including information on the different levels of service we offer for academic staff and students.


Timeline to complete a systematic review

According to the Cochrane Collaboration,  the time required to complete a systematic review varies widely.  Research teams should allow for an average of 12 months from initial consultation to production of final manuscript.

Rayyan for Knowledge Syntheses

Rayyan workshops and support

We offer workshops and support for Rayyan, a tool which dramatically simplifies the management of article screening during knowledge synthesis projects.

Quick guide to Rayyan

We maintain a library guide giving guidance and tips on the best use of Rayyan during your project.


I co-teach regular workshops on the use of Rayyan.  The latest workshop listing can always be found here.

Liaison Librarian

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Martin Morris
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering
Macdonald-Stewart Library Building
809 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec H3A 0C1
(514) 398 8140
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