Librarians with expert searching skills are available to assist researchers, review teams and graduate students in developing effective search strategies for comprehensive reviews such as systematic reviews, scoping reviews, integrative reviews, etc.
For those students, a librarian can help you in:
Depending on the research question, number of databases and available librarian time, it takes around 1-2 weeks for the librarian to consult and/or develop all search strategies.
For those who plan to publish their review, a librarian can:
Depending on the research question, number of databases and available librarian time, it takes around 4-6 weeks for the librarian to consult and/or develop all search strategies.
To get a better sense of your project, we suggest making an appointment with a librarian.
Before your consultation, we suggest you do the following prior to the consultation:
Your librarian is not the appropriate person to obtain the physical articles. It is a fairly easy, though time consuming, task that we are happy to show you or someone on your team how to do.
It is doubtful that we own every article you will need to look at so be sure to plan for the expense of inter-library loan (ILL). Inter-library loan is a service provided to you by MU Libraries that will obtain articles we don't own on your behalf.
Anticipate your costs appropriately for a systematic review by adding a budget for the expense of collecting articles