Skip to main content
Library and Information Services for the East Metropolitan Health Service and the South Metropolitan Health Service banner Library and Information Services for the East Metropolitan Health Service and the South Metropolitan Health Service home Library and Information Services for the East Metropolitan Health Service and the South Metropolitan Health Service logo

Research

Searching the Literature & Search Tools

Links to various database tutorials on the Library site.

Need help?  Librarians will search for you an any work related matter.  Register with the Library and put in a request via the forms site.

If you have a complex search request, it is best to meet with the Librarian who will be doing the search.

Searching to support systematic reviews - librarian input and impact on librarian time

It takes longer than you think: librarian time spent on systematic review tasks - J Med Libr Assoc. 2018 Apr; 106(2): 198–207.

Burnout Among Medical and Health Sciences Information Professionals Who Support Systematic Reviews: An Exploratory Study - J Med Libr Assoc . 2020 Jan;108(1):89-97

Building the Systematic Review Core in an academic health sciences library - Lackey MJ, Greenberg H, Rethlefsen ML.  - J Med Libr Assoc. 2019 Oct;107(4):588-594.

Using the full PICO model as a search tool for systematic reviews resulted in lower recall for some PICO elements - J Clin Epidemiology - 15 July 2020

Collaboration challenges in systematic reviews: a survey of health sciences librarians - JMLA - October 2017

Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews - Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - 2015 Volume 68, Issue 6, Pages 617-626

Impact of librarians on reporting of the literature searching component of pediatric systematic reviews - JMLA - 2016

Use of Recommended Search Strategies in Systematic Reviews and the Impact of Librarian Involvement: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Recent Authors - PLOS One - 4 May 2015

Grey Literature Searching for Health Sciences Systematic Reviews: A Prospective Study of Time Spent and Resources Utilized - Evid Based Libr Inf Pract. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2015 Apr 

De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote - W M Bramer et al  J Med Libr Assoc. 2016 Jul; 104(3): 240–243

Effectiveness and Efficiency of Search Methods in Systematic Reviews of Complex Evidence: Audit of Primary Sources - BMJ . 2005 Nov 5;331(7524):1064-5


García-Puente, María; Pastor-Ramon, Elena; Agirre, Oskia; Morán, José-María; Herrera-Peco, Iván (2020).
“Research note. Open letter to the users of the new PubMed: a critical appraisal”. Profesional de la información, v. 29, n. 3, e290336.