Systematic & scoping reviews

Systematic & Scoping Review workshop

Systematic & scoping reviews: Workshop slides [PDF, 717kB]
For a link to the most recent recording of this workshop please email

Systematic Review Service Charter

This charter outlines what is in scope and out of scope for support provided to Curtin research students and staff conducting a systematic or scoping review:

Oval shape with the words 'In Scope'

  • Guidance on the systematic review process and locating existing systematic reviews
  • Assistance with selection and use of databases & grey literature resources
  • Assistance formulating & structuring the search strategy
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the search strategy
  • Advice on managing search results
  • Assistance setting up alerts

Oval shape with the words 'Out of Scope'

  • Running searches
  • Searching grey literature or hand searching
  • Data extraction and collation of results
  • Finding full text content (other than providing advice on the document delivery service)
  • Screening or reviewing articles
  • Use of Systematic Review software


The Curtin University Library provides one-to-one consultations in support of Curtin research students and staff undertaking systematic and scoping reviews. Please refer to the service charter above for services provided. Appointments can be face-to-face or online, and up to one hour long.

Before booking an initial consultation with a librarian, and to allow the librarian to prepare and advise you more effectively, please ensure you:

  • Work through this Systematic Reviews guide to gain an understanding of the SR process.
  • Develop your research question and protocol.
  • Develop an initial search strategy or list of suggested search terms.
  • Consider which databases you want to search.
  • List several key publications that you have already found.

To request a consultation with a librarian, please email:

Undergraduate and honours students –

HDR students and staff – book an expert searching appointment