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Systematic Reviews: Systematic Review Service

Learn how the library can support you with your systematic review.

Working with a Librarian

MCW Librarians receive special training in conducting systematic review searches, and we can ensure that the literature search for your systematic review is thorough, comprehensive, and reproducible. If you bring a librarian onto your systematic review team, here are some ways we can work with you: 

  • Discuss your research topic & the scope of the review
  • Determine which databases to search and work together on designing the search strategy
  • Librarians can run the searches and manage the citations
  • Find help in using Rayyan or other systematic review tools
  • Review your methods section and provide numbers for the PRISMA flow chart

For assistance or to talk further with a librarian, request a reference consultation.

Recently Conducted Systematic Reviews with Librarian Contributions

Kuriyama A, Jackson JL, Kamei J. Performance of the cuff leak test in adults in predicting post-extubation airway complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical Care. 2020;24(1):1-11.

Nanchal R, Subramanian R, Karvellas CJ, et al. Guidelines for the management of adult acute and acute-on-chronic liver failure in the ICU: cardiovascular, endocrine, hematologic, pulmonary, and renal considerations. Critical care medicine. 2020;48(3):e173-e191.

Ratarasarn K, Kundu A. Yoga and Tai Chi: a mind–body approach in managing respiratory symptoms in obstructive lung diseases. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 2020;26(2):186-192.

Iribarren SJ, Akande TO, Kamp KJ, Barry D, Kader YG, Suelzer E. Effectiveness of Mobile Apps to Promote Health and Manage Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2021;9(1):e21563.

McAndrew NS, Jerofke‐Owen T, Fortney CA, et al. Systematic review of family engagement interventions in neonatal, paediatric, and adult ICUs. Nursing in Critical Care..

Sharma A, Badawy SM, Suelzer EM, et al. Systematic Reviews in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy: Considerations and Guidance from the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Late Effects and Quality of Life Working Committee. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. Published online January 28, 2021.

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