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LCR is part of the overall University of Calgary re-entry strategy. We are working to restore some essential services as quickly as possible in a way that is safe for you - our users- and our staff and in the context of the overall campus re-entry plan. We will continue to offer our suite of online services and will also be expanding access to online books and resources. Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Physical locations remain closed. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.

Systematic Reviews

EQUATOR - Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research


How does your systematic review stand up?
Appraisal of a systematic review using a checklist: Notes and example 1
Clinical Evidence (BMJ)


If you plan on publishing in a journal
  • Review the intended journal for specific guidelines for systematic reviews BEFORE starting your review
  • If there are no guidelines, review other systematic reviews in the intended journal

Archiving Your Review
  • The University of Calgary Institutional Repository, also known as DSpace, is a digital archive comprised of the University's intellectual output.
  • DSpace serves to manage, preserve and make available the academic works of faculty, graduate students, and research groups.
  • Submit your systematic review 

Updating Your Review

Updating Your Review
  • Given the time it takes to complete a systematic review, you may need to update the search prior to submission for publication
  • You may need to update your systematic review as a requirement of the publishing body (Cochrane) or as new evidence is published
  • Because you kept detailed, transparent documentation on data collection (searching) and because you saved your searches on the different database platforms, updating the search can be done relatively quickly

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