Systematic reviews typically take between 6–18 months with a minimum of three people on the team. As more researchers conduct systematic reviews, UCSF research librarians are here to provide support for those projects. Check out the Systematic Review LibGuide to learn about the basics and process of conducting a systematic review.
If you don’t have the time or resources to conduct a systematic review, consider a pragmatic review, which narrows the scope of a systematic review but maintains a similar robust process. There’s also a scoping review, which searches a broad swath of the literature in order to find gaps in research.
Visit the Searching and Managing the Literature page for more information or to connect with a research librarian.