Library faculty can advise your research team on all aspects of the systematic review process, including identification of information sources, selection of search terms, and reference management strategies. To arrange a consultation Ask the Library.
The Institute of Medicine recommends the involvement of an information professional when conducting a systematic review . A library faculty member can join your research team to assist with:
• Development or refinement of review topic
• Identification of databases for searches
• Development and execution of searches
• Documentation of search strategies
• Selection of a citation management strategy
• Writing the literature search section in manuscript Methods
• Review of other manuscript sections or final draft
• Updating searches as needed
The decision for a library faculty member to join your research team, as a collaborator should be decided early in the process. As a member of the research team, co-authorship on the resulting publication is common practice and expected.
1. Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Reviews. Consensus Report. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2011 March 23.