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Systematic Reviews

Librarian Services

Librarians can help with:

  • Systematic review steps
  • Design of search strategy
  • Information management

Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews

Standard 3.1 - Conduct a comprehensive systematic search for evidence

Required Elements:

3.1.1 - Work with a librarian to plan the search strategy

3.1.2 - Design the search strategy to address the key research question

3.1.3 - Use an independent librarian to peer review the search strategy

3.1.4 - Search bibliographic databases

3.1.5 - Search citation databases

3.1.6 - Search literature cited by eligible studies

3.1.7 - Update the search at intervals appropriate to the pace of generation of new information for the question

3.1.8 - Search subject specific databases, if other databases are unlikely to provide all relevant evidence

3.1.9 - Search regional bibliographic databases, if other databases are unlikely to provide all relevant evidence

For more information, please visit the Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews.