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Collaborative support for researchers undertaking systematic reviews

Systematic Review Collaboration Service

For Area of Concentration (AOC) projects, please see our separate guide, here.


Collaborate with expert searchers to publish your systematic review. In addition to our resources and databases Weill Cornell Medical Library has knowledgeable staff to guide you through this evidence-based process. Librarians are co-authors on SR collaborations. Request to collaborate with a Librarian on a systematic review.


Systematic review collaboration may include:

  • Helping to define a research question
  • Assisting in developing and registering the protocol
  • Targeting specific databases and other resources to be searched
  • Identifying database-specific search strategies using a combination of keywords and controlled vocabulary to maximize precision and recall
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Snowballing  - pulling references from bibliographies, pulling "cited by" references and identifying related articles
  • Delivering results into a bibliographic management tool such as EndNote or Mendeley
  • Performing search updates in selected databases
  • Suggesting journals relevant to areas of research
  • Recommending MeSH terms and keywords for articles
  • Providing access to Covidence, a systematic review tool


Once a search is completed, a librarian will write the literature search methodology section for the submitted manuscript, maintain records of search results, and follow up with alerts and updates as needed.


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