Are you planning to conduct a systematic review? Let us help you!
Librarians at the HS/HSL are expert searchers who can support faculty investigators in conducting comprehensive literature searches for systematic reviews.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) states that the systematic review team should “Work with a librarian or other information specialist trained in performing systematic reviews to plan the search strategy.” (standard 3.1.1)
To further understand the value of collaborating with librarians on reviews read:
Rethlefsen, M., Farrell, A., Osterhaus Trzasko, L., Brigham, T. Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. (2015. Feb. 7). Article in Press.
Rethlefsen M., Murad M., Livingston E. Engaging Medical Librarians to Improve the Quality of Review Articles. JAMA: The Journal Of The American Medical Association. (2014, Sep 10), 312(10): 999-1000.
Set up search alerts and follow up with updates as needed
* Developing and processing database search strategies may take one month or longer. Be sure to engage the librarian in the early stages of your review.
Investigators are encouraged to
Acknowledge the librarian as a contributing author in the final publication
Questions? Contact Emilie Ludeman (Research, Education and Outreach Librarian) at firstname.lastname@example.org.