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Literature Searching Service

Level 1   (regular search)

  • Interview/meet to discuss topic
  • Develop PubMed strategy and deliver results
  • Provide strategy as needed
  • Provide full text assistance
  • Medical Literature Search Form

 

Level 2   (review article help) Level 1 plus:

  • Meet to refine topic
  • Offer general guidance with systematic review process and timetable
  • Develop complex, comprehensive PubMed search strategy, using controlled vocabulary and keywords,  to maximize results
  • Recommend additional databases to extend the search
  • Advise on citation management
  • Advise on systematic review software
  • Advise on standards for systematic reviews (PRISMA, IOM, Cochrane)
  • Librarian acknowledgment
  • Systematic Review Search Form

Level 3    (full systematic review)  Levels 1 and 2 plus:

  • Collaborate with systematic review team throughout the project
  • Identify existing systematic reviews on the topic (PROSPERO, Cochrane)
  • Participate in protocol preparation and registration
  • Help set up PRISMA flowchart
  • Create reproducible and publishable search strategy
  • Translate search for additional databases
  • Remove duplicate references from  multiple databases
  • Deliver citations in preferred format (Excel?)
  • Maintain records of result counts
  • Advise on searching the grey literature and/or hand-searching
  • Write search methods section
  • Oversee citation management
  • Update search at one year
  • Assist with revision of final draft
  • Librarian co-authorship is required at this level

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