The Research and Instruction staff is participating in an onsite inventory project from September to December which will limit the amount of time we are able to work on reviews. Please plan accordingly.

The Research and Instruction team provides many services, including mediated searches. A mediated search is a collaboration with a librarian to create search strategies across databases. After the team has received a request form, a librarian will respond within two business days. The mediated search process is subject to availability. This service is available to all Harvard ID holders.

Mediated searches may guide:

  • Systematic reviews
  • Scoping Reviews
  • Other types of knowledge synthesis reports
  • Literature-based investigations

Note: Consultations can be in person (when Countway is open) or virtual. Virtual appointments are through Zoom. You will need a speaker and microphone for online appointments. A webcam is optional.

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