Systematic or Scoping Review Search Request

  • This service is available to Washington University School of Medicine faculty, staff and students. If you are from the Brown School, please contact the Brown School Library for the appropriate systematic review help.

    Please fill out the fields below to request a comprehensive search from a Becker librarian. The form is most useful for systematic or scoping reviews, but can be used for other types of reviews that need comprehensive searches. For a less-comprehensive search, please see the AskBecker Help Request.

    Questions about completing the search request form? This brief video explains each part of the process. You can also request assistance by emailing

    All questions with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Requester's Contact Information

  • Review Type

  • If you are not sure, the librarian assigned to your project can help with this, or visit our Review Types Subject Guide.
  • Research Question Information

  • The PICO framework (Population/Patient, Intervention, Comparison Intervention, Outcome) is helpful to identify main concepts in a systematic review question. The PCC framework (Population, Concepts, Context) is recommended for a scoping review question.
  • Criteria for studies that will be included in your analysis.
  • Criteria for studies that will be excluded from your analysis.
  • e.g. PROSPERO, Open Science Framework
  • Benchmark Articles

  • Benchmark articles are articles that meet your inclusion criteria and will likely be included in your analysis. (3 Minimum)
  • Databases

  • Leave blank if you prefer the librarian’s recommendation or would like to discuss.
  • Project Information

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  • Authorship

  • Please note that the contributions made by your project librarian to your systematic or scoping review project typically meet the requirements of authorship as stated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Please discuss with your project librarian if you would rather not include them as a co-author.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.