Librarians' Recommendations to Improve Search Strategies in Cochrane Systematic Review Protocols

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Identifier 009_RR2016_Librarians_Recommendations_Improve_Search_Strategies_LACKEY.pdf
Title Librarians' Recommendations to Improve Search Strategies in Cochrane Systematic Review Protocols
Creator Mellanye Lackey, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Subject Research; Research Reproducibility; Librarians; Library Science
Description Objective: To improve overall quality of systematic reviews via librarian peer review of search strategies in Cochrane Systematic Review protocols; to increase librarian participation in systematic review search strategy peer review, to highlight the importance of librarian peer review, and to increase library capacity for systematic review search support; Methods: Five librarians reviewed search strategies submitted in three Cochrane Systematic Review protocols to the Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care (ACE) group. Cochrane currently recommends seeking the help of an information professional when conducting a systematic review, but does not require verification of this assistance for submission or acceptance. The PRESS checklist directed the evaluation process of the search strategies; Results: The librarians recommended amending the three search strategies. For each systematic review protocol search strategy, the librarians discovered relevant citations that were not returned with the submitters' searches. The PRESS checklist provided a concise framework for evaluating the search strategies. Librarians gained fresh experience reviewing systematic review searches and conducting peer reviews using the Cochrane Collaboration's processes; Conclusions: The librarians intend to continue reviewing search strategies submitted in Cochrane protocols. This initiative hopes to demonstrate that librarian input can improve the quality of systematic reviews.
Relation is Part of 2016 Research Reproducibility Conference & Lectures
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2016
Date 2016
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2016. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6ck2s3d
Type Text
Setname ehsl_rr
Date Created 2019-02-21
Date Modified 2019-03-04
ID 1400680
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