Medscape article: “An author list that includes a medical librarian will probably produce a more comprehensive search algorithm that is less likely to miss relevant studies.” Labos, C. (2018, November 5). Meta-analyses: 5 things to know. Medscape.
Rethlefsen, Melissa L; Farrell, Ann M; Osterhaus Trzasko, Leah C; Brigham, Tara J. Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Jun;68(6):617-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.11.025. Epub 2015 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 25766056
Consultations on systematic reviews can be for individuals or groups working on a review project. Consultations are meant to supplement training by focusing on specific needs of the project. Individuals/groups will be advised on which training resources best would meet their needs. One meeting will typically not suffice the needs of the project. The timing of follow-up meetings will be discussed in the initial meeting.
Depending on the level of assistance requested, the librarian will either be listed as a contributor to the project or as an author. (Why a librarian as coauthor?) For graduate students working on thesis/dissertation, a librarian will provide appropriate level of service to support student's research. During the initial visit, the terms of the consultation will be discussed using the following guidelines, which are based on rules for authorship from (Baerlocher, Newton, Gautam, Tomlinson, & Detsky, 2007; Rennie, Yank, & Emanuel, 1997)
Information adapted from the following:
Margaret Foster's guide to Systematic Reviews
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. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.11.025
Instruction sessions can be provided to your class or group:
Some options for instruction include
Caçola, P., Miller, H., & Ossom Williamson, P. (2017). Behavioral comparisons in Autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder: A systematic literature review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 38, 6-18. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2017.03.004
Offor, N., Ossom Williamson, P., & Caçola, P. (2016). Effectiveness of interventions for children with developmental coordination disorder in physical therapy contexts: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 4(2), 169-196. doi:10.1123/jmld.2015-0018
Haykowsky, M., Tucker, W., Wang, J., Ossom Williamson, P., Scalf, H., Seo, Y., Stehling, E., & Pandey, A. (2018). Improvement in peak VO2 and its determinants with exercise training in heart failure and preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): a systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018094482. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018094482