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Nigèle Langlois
Bibliothèque des sciences de la santé
Health Sciences Library
room 1020G
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, K1H 8M5
613-562-5800 ex.8959

Help with your research

Your Subject Librarian (contact information in the right column) is available for individual or group consultation to help you in every steps of your research process:

  • finding literature for your research topic
  • accessing the full-text of articles on or off-campus
  • learning how to use a bibliographic managers software
  • creating alerts on your research topic
  • finding impact factors and working on citation analysis

Knowledge synthesis

It is recommended to write a protocol when starting a systematic or scoping review.

For Scoping Review:

  • The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) has a protocol template that could be used, with explanations:

For systematic reviews:

For more information on what you need to know when starting a comprehensive review, please consult the uOttawa Library Systematic Review Guide:



University of Ottawa Library now has an institutional subscription to Covidence, a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. It should be noted that, while Covidence specifically mentions systematic reviews, it has also been used for comprehensive literature reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, meta-narratives, and other types of literature reviews. It can also be used for any discipline including health sciences, medicine, social sciences, environmental sciences, biology, management, education, and so forth.


For more information, please visit our libguide Covidence


Key Journals