This research guide provides an overview of the evidence synthesis process, guidance documents for conducting evidence synthesis projects, and links to resources to help you conduct a comprehensive and systematic search of the scholarly literature. Navigate the guide using the tabs on the left.
"Evidence synthesis" refers to any method of identifying, selecting, and combining results from multiple studies. A systematic review is a type of evidence synthesis
If you're affiliated with Cornell's Ithaca campus and would like to submit a request for help with your review, visit:
Note: Cornell University Library launched its Systematic Review Service in 2016 to meet a need for librarian support for systematic reviews and related methodologies. As our program has evolved, we changed our service name in early 2020 to Evidence Synthesis Service to better reflect the breadth of methodologies that we support, including systematic reviews, scoping reviews, evidence gap maps, umbrella reviews, and others.
The Institute of Medicine recommends that a librarian or information specialist be involved in the systematic review process. In fact, this study published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology shows that librarian involvement in systematic reviews improves both the quality and the reproducibility of the literature search.
Cornell's evidence synthesis service can help you: