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What is Knowsy?

Knowsy is an online portal of 2SLGBTQI+ focused systematic reviews, scoping studies, and evidence maps. It is accessible and free to use.


To identify the references in this database, we developed a comprehensive search strategy of 2SLGBTQI+ terms to search four of the largest academic health databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, and PsycINFO. Two reviewers screened references on title and abstract, and then on full text to ensure that they met our inclusion criteria. This resulted in a dataset of nearly 600 references. Finally, we extracted key information about each article to allow users to filter information by subject, population (2SLGBTQI+), and type of review. More information coming soon in our FAQ .


We encourage researchers, the 2SLGBTQI+ community and their family members, healthcare providers, policymakers, researchers, community organizations, and activists to use Knowsy as an information source to answer questions, to inform policy and practice, and for further research. Our mission is to support the advancement of 2SLGBTQI+ related research, inform healthcare practices, and empower communities through better access to evidence-based research.

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