Swansea Bay Libraries & Knowledge Services staff may contribute their expertise to systematic review project teams. The contributions of a Librarian include:
providing guidance on various steps in conducting a knowledge synthesis review;
creating and documenting comprehensive literature searches;
making software recommendations for citation and data management. We have a limited number of licences available (See our Reference Management Software Policy) ;
reporting the literature searching methods for the manuscript using PRISMA-S (extension of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses)
To have a Librarian join your project team please follow these steps:
Review and complete our Memorandum of Understanding & Application Form
Complete a written protocol for registration with PROSPERO
Training- If you wish to conduct a systematic search yourself we can provide training in advanced literature searching please see our Training and Guides Section
Books- We also have a large number of resources regarding systematic review methodology please see our Library Catalogue
e-Learning- Swansea Bay UHB now has access to Cochrane Interactive Learning: Conducting an Intervention Review to support researchers undertaking systematic reviews.
A new, online, introductory training course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions. Over 15 hours of self-directed learning on searching, risk of bias, meta-analysis, GRADE and the complete systematic review process, developed by world-leading experts in systematic review methods.
For further information and to obtain an access code please contact your local library
*Produced by Ramona Naicker, Northern Care Alliance, November 2022.