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Support to systematic reviews: Literature searches

Support to conducting systematic reviews

Are you conducting or updating a review, a systematic review or guidelines?

Do you need help with the literature search to make sure all relevant publications are included? 

Consult our literature search support group

Library & ICT can help you to:

  • Find relevant search terms for your research question and
  • Give you guidance in database searching
  • Conduct a systematic search to a review (scoping, narrative, systematic) or for guideline development

Request search support

Why involve us in your search process?

  1. The quality and comprehensiveness of the search
    We have specialist competencies on database coverage and subject headings, we search multiple databases with correct terminology and filters, we peer review search strategies, and document according to following international standards for transparency and replication

    The study "Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews" by Rethlefsen et al (2014) shows that involving a librarian/ information specialist as consultant or co-author in searching literature for reviews correlates with higher quality in the search result and documentation.

  2. Save time!
  3. Recommendations from leading organizations e.g.  Cochrane and Swedish Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Sevices



We conduct literature searches for employees at the Faculty of Medicine.
For more comprehensive systematic reviews and meta-analyses we usually work in pairs to peer review the search strategies.
The consultation service is free of charge.






Carola Tilgmann






Matthias Bank

Maria Björklund

Daniel Gunnarsson





Alexandra Forsberg 

Krister Aronsson