The self-paced Systematic Literature Searching course in FLO (FAN login required) provides information on how to work through systematic literature searching.
For guidance on how to use the FLO course to your advantage and ask questions about undertaking a search, the library runs frequent drop-in sessions you can attend.
If you are an HDR student and new to systematic reviews, we suggest that you work through the FLO module Preparing for a review (15-30mins) before attending, to ensure you get the most from your time in the session.
If you have done a systematic review previously (or have done training from another source) please complete Design your project - checklist prior to attending a drop-in.
In the drop-in sessions the librarians can check over your search provide you with advice on:
- how well your search fits with your research question
- any redundant or missing terms and with general search syntax (logic, spelling and appropriate Boolean operators)
- general questions on review software such as JBI SUMARI and Covidence
- troubleshooting search translation into various databases