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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