Systematic and other reviews: tools and tips #2 Drop-in Q&A session

Receive expert assistance with the development of your search strategies and understand the processes underlying systematic/scoping reviews with these librarians from MDHS/FVAS Library teams.

Find out about review services and tools including Covidence, Cochrane Interactive, PRISMA, Scopus, Ovid and EndNote. Ask a librarian and get help developing your ideas for a review. These librarians are experts in advanced search techniques of databases used to compile systematic reviews. They assist hundreds of researchers and other University students and staff with preparing for writing reviews each year. Get help from them to improve the parameters of your systematic search and reduce the time needed to scan the literature by focusing your search.

Learning Outcomes

  • Get started on a systematic or scoping review in the health sciences
  • Discuss any issues you are having nailing down your literature search or setting up a literature scan


  • Patrick Condron –Liaison Librarian (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences) manages the Systematic Review Search service which provides searches and article retrieval for academic staff undertaking systematic reviews at the University of Melbourne.
  • Lindy Cochrane – Liaison Librarian (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences)
  • Wil Villareal
  • Jim Berryman 
  • Vesna Birkic