Starting your first synthesis review may be daunting as a first-time reviewer. For instance, the extensive time commitment involved, working with a research team, or systematically using syntax in search databases may be a great departure from your previous studies.
To provide assistance to individuals embarking upon their first synthesis review, we have gathered key tips and advice for first-time reviewers from both the student's and librarian's perspective.
As part of SCPOR's webinar series Raising the Evidence Bar: Scientific Literature and Literature Synthesis series, Dr. Margaret Sampson, a medical librarian at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), presented a webinar titled "Literature Searches: Success Factors for First-time Reviewers." The following are key tips and advice that Dr. Sampson suggests to improve your review's search strategy:
For access to the full webinar and presentation slides, click here.