Before to start any knowledge synthesis, you need to open an account with :
Get familiar with the process of producing knowledge synthesis:
If you want to explore and consulte the ressources of Cochrane Training
For more information on what you need to know when starting a comprehensive review, don't hesitate to consult the uOttawa Library Systematic Review Guide: https://uottawa.libguides.com/systematicreview
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
To learn more about Covidence:
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Covidence a amélioré sa fonction de récupération des PDFs / Covidence improved its PDF upload tool.
Voir le vidéo et les explications (en anglais) / See tutorial and explanations : Improved bulk PDF upload tool.
The University of Ottawa has a subscription to NVivo. All affiliates can download it free of charge.
NVIVO @ uOttawa
Tutorials and training
The University of Ottawa IT department provided a webinar a little while ago, and the recording is available here: https://it.uottawa.ca/professors/scientific-computing
Ah !! the grey literature ! An importante stage of research for knowledge synthesis, it completes the research in traditional databases
Guide for Grey Literature – uOttawa
Guide for Grey Literature – U Toronto
Very good guides, lot of information ! What Is Grey Literature? (English only)
Must to know : CADTH resources for knowledge synthesis, assessments, many very good resources. Explore them and use them for your reviews !
Finding the evidence:
Grey Matters: a practical tool for searching health-related grey literature