Why are appropriate literature searches for Scoping reviews necessary?
Literature Search Consultations for medicine and health sciences search and patient care
Scoping reviews serve as to establish the gap in pool of literature
All appropriate studies need to be found by means of a broad, focused scoping literature search.
Faculty librarians are experts in the efficient execution of the search and it is important to consult your librarian as early on as possible in the process.
The method requires a broad focused search strategy in more than two sources, with a three- step process. It includes the searching of grey literature in order to find all appropriate literature. See also the guidelines in the Prisma Statements, Cochrane Handbook and JBI Reviewer’s Handbook.
Our Faculty librarians with knowledge of information sources and the review process, provide one-to-one consultations to support students and staff undertaking reviews
Assistance and support for the literature search accordingly to ensure best practice.
Assistance and support needed for the search strategy such as training, guidelines, data requirements, subsidy-requests, open access publishing requests, bibliometric search requests, PICO's and adaptations thereof;
Search strategy construction, using.Boolean logic, appropriate search strategies and techniques and tools.
Assistance on reference management
Assistance in finding the difficult to find full-text articles