The Systematic Review (SR) service is open to current Penn and PennMedicine faculty, staff and students. Due to time considerations and library resources, the SR service is not available to non-Penn researchers. Requests from CHOP will only be considered if there is a Penn faculty member on the review team.
Priority will be given to Systematic Review projects supported by grants or other funds, which contribute to library costs in the budget of the grant proposal, or other time-sensitive projects.
The Holman Biotech Commons offers a two-tiered level of service for Systematic Reviews (SR) assistance. Our Education-oriented service provides face-to-face consultations covering the processes and best practices for conducting a systematic review. It is designed to get the researcher started.
In the Advanced service, librarians are considered full team members of the research team and conduct in-depth literature searches, assist with citation management, and write the literature search methodology for the final paper for publication.
For the Education - Oriented Service, we can offer:
For the Advanced Service, we offer to:
Schedule a meeting with a librarian to discuss your systematic review project and the service you request.
Systematic Reviews are time intensive requiring a high level of intellectual effort so we recommend involving the librarian early in the SR process. This SR process involves a commitment from both the librarians and other team members. In order to facilitate a successful outcome to the SR process, we require that you provide the following: