Systematic reviews require high-level information expertise, and librarians can be a great resource to assist you in the process. Health Sciences librarians offer three levels of services to support the systematic review process. These are dependent on librarian availability. Level 3 services may not always be available due to other priorities.
Level 1 Services (1 to 2 week notice needed for scheduling)
Training on comprehensive search techniques, and selecting appropriate databases for the scope and topic of the search
Using citation managers (RefWorks or EndNote) to manage citations
Determining whether a systematic review is the right method for the topic
Level 2 Services (1 to 2 week notice needed for scheduling; requires acknowledgment of librarian in publication and presentations)
Collaborating with the systematic review team to construct and review search strategies for rigor. Team members (not librarian) actually conduct searches.
Setting up automated search alerts for topic
Level 3 Services (1 to 4 weeks required for scheduling initial consult; 1 to 3 months advanced notice needed for completion, dependent on availability; co-authorship required)Note: Level 3 is not available until further notice.
Extensive assistance with systematic review protocol development and design of search strategies
Conducting searches, gathering citations into citation management software, and removing duplicates
Contributing to manuscript production by writing the methods section and approving final manuscript prior to submission
Guidance on appropriate journals to select for publishing
Please complete this survey to request librarian services for assistance with a systematic review: