Knowledge syntheses can be challenging and confusing at times. The librarians at Gerstein Science Information Centre offer 2 tiers of services for supporting knowledge syntheses, should you have more questions after reading this guide thoroughly. If you're interested in learning how to effectively construct comprehensive search strategies, please consult Searching the Literature: Guide to Comprehensive Searching in the Health Sciences.
Tier 1: Consultation Service for knowledge syntheses associated with course-work & thesis/dissertation
Who is eligible: Students, faculty, staff, and researchers affiliated with the University of Toronto.
What it entails:
Send an email to your liaison librarian, if you don't know who that is, you can look them up here: https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/liaison-librarians/
Submit a request for a consultation by filling out this form: Consultation Service Request
Tier 2: Knowledge syntheses service for research & publication (i.e. not for coursework or thesis/dissertation)
Who is eligible: Faculty, staff, and researchers affiliated with the University of Toronto. This service is NOT for students.
Eligible projects: Any knowledge syntheses study leading to original research, NOT for the purpose of assignments or course-related studies.
What it entails: A librarian will join your team and:
Take a look at our service, and determine your eligibility here: Systematic & scoping review service (SSRS)
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