Systematic Reviews

Elevating the quality of Systematic Reviews and Evidence Reviews produced at the University of Utah

Evidence Review Services - ULibraries

Our CTSI Systematic Review Core and ULibraries Evidence Review Team provide consultations and collaborations with researchers engaging in systematic, scoping, and other evidence synthesis reviews. We tailor our assistance to meet the needs of the review team to develop a high-quality manuscript following sound methodology detailed in an a priori protocol.

Please note: Our evidence review team is at capacity and unable to take on additional projects until later in the Fall 2023. 

Submitting a request for collaboration via either request listed below will add your project to our queue for email follow-up this Fall 2023:

Librarian authors

Librarians are included as authors on systematic review publications based on their contributions to the review:

  • Developing the a priori protocol
  • Designing and conducting literature searches
  • Documenting and reporting  search methods
  • Writing the search methods section of the protocol and the paper

These constitute a major scholarly contribution to the evidence review.

We adhere to the  International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) author roles and contributions

Involve a Librarian

Rethlefsen ML, Murad MH, Livingston EH. Engaging Medical Librarians to Improve the Quality of Review Articles. JAMA. 2014 Sep 10;312(10):999-1000. PubMed PMID: 25203078