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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Leave blank if you prefer the librarian’s recommendation or would like to discuss.
It will take a librarian 6-8 weeks to complete the necessary searches.