Research support

If you're participating in an innovation scholarship project, developing a guideline, undertaking a systematic review or meta-analysis, or are a higher degree student, Librarians can support you or your team in the following ways
  • Develop a research question that is clear, focused and related to the topic of interest
  • Identify existing systematic reviews on a topic
  • Recommend appropriate databases
  • Review existing search strategies
  • Develop search strategies for each database
  • Execute searches across multiple databases
  • Deduplicate and provide citations, e.g. using EndNote
  • Provide assistance and advise with screening records, e.g. using Covidence
  • Assist with locating full-text articles
  • Provide a narrative of the search methodology, including PRISMA flow charts
  • Contribute to the manuscript/report as a co-author
  • Document search strategies
  • Update searches as required.
 Contact us for further information about research support
Systematic review course
Presented by HETI and HNE Health Libraries
FirstFrame Ms Angela Smith,
Research/Liaison Librarian, HNE Health Libraries
Dr Kerith Duncancson
Rural Research Education Manager
CIAP logo Systematic Review Course. In these 10 self paced sessions participants will step through the processes of systematic literature search, study selection, data extraction and writing up of a review for publication, or to inform policy or health service practice. Intended for clinician and health service researchers, it may also be suitable for undergraduate or higher degree research students.
Librarians as co-authors in systematic reviews
Presented by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2015
FirstFrame Melissa L Rethlefsen
Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
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CIAP logo Rethlefsen ML, Farrell AM, Osterhaus Trzasko LC, Brigham TJ. Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Jun;68(6):617-26. PubMed PMID: 25766056. Epub 20150207. eng.
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UpToDate logo Metzendorf MI, Featherstone RM. Ensuring quality as the basis of evidence synthesis: leveraging information specialists' knowledge, skills, and expertise. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Sep 13;4:Ed000125. PubMed PMID: 30215846. eng.