Librarians can recommend databases and other sources to search for an evidence synthesis project. The sources you choose will depend on your research question and the disciplines in which relevant research may be conducted. Below is some guidance for choosing scholarly databases in a number of research areas. Check the library's database list for a full list of available sources across all disciplines.
Librarians can also help with designing complex searches using the specialized syntax of individual databases. Consult with a librarian if you have questions.
Note that these databases largely focus on the published, peer-reviewed literature. For guidance and resources for searching other types of information (i.e., gray literature), see the next tab in this guide.
For questions in psychology, decision science and other social sciences
For questions in human health and medicine
For questions in management, economics and policy
For questions in engineering
Every database works differently. Consult with a librarian to 'translate' searches between databases. The link below provides some guidance for how to search using different platforms.