Find online resources to support any project requiring a systematic search approach including systematic, scoping, rapid, or umbrella reviews, and guideline development.

Get advice and support to progress your systematic search:

Learn about systematic searching

Use our Systematic reviews guide to learn:

  • About the stages of the systematic review process
  • How to create systematic searches for your project
  • Software such as Covidence and EndNote to improve the experience of creating and maintaining systematic reviews.
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Request systematic searching support

We provide advice and support to UQ students and staff for research projects requiring a systematic search approach. Our Librarian Team will contact you within one business day and will assist you via email or arrange a consultation.

We can assist as you

  • Select and search databases and other sources
  • Develop your systematic search strategies
  • Export and deduplicate results
  • Use software such as EndNote and Covidence
  • Report the search methodology in your publication

What to include

Please include:

  • Your research question or topic
  • Your draft search strategy (or a pre-existing search strategy)
  • Any key papers you are aware of.

How to create a draft search strategy

Before contacting us, please create a draft search strategy. This ensures we can help you progress your search.

  • Make a preliminary search using the videos and resources in our Systematic reviews guide.
  • If you have a pre-existing search strategy please include it with your request.

Request systematic search support (UQ login required)

For hospital clients, visit services for hospital staff for library support.


Please consider acknowledging your librarian where they have provided substantial input into your paper. 

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