We offer free systematic searching services to University of Iowa faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and students.
Levels of Service
*We welcome conversations about service levels for all researchers as well as acknowledgment and coauthorship. The appropriate level of service and credit may vary by project. Your librarian will discuss these topics with you in more detail. For guidance about authorship roles, please see Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors from the Internal Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Projects completed with librarian support have been associated with higher quality search strategies and reporting of search methods.
Li, L., Tian, J., Tian, H., Moher, D., Liang, F., Jiang, T., Yao, L., & Yang, K. (2014). Network meta-analyses could be improved by searching more sources and by involving a librarian. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 67(9), 1001–1007. View full text
Koffel, J. B. (2015). Use of recommended search strategies in systematic reviews and the impact of librarian involvement: A cross-sectional survey of recent authors. PloS One, 10(5), e0125931. View full text
Rethlefsen, M. L., Farrell, A. M., Osterhaus Trzasko, L. C., & Brigham, T. J. (2015). Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 68(6), 617–26. View full text