The Countway Library of Medicine Research and Instruction team provides mediated literature searching for Harvard patrons, subject to librarian availability, as a major component of our review service.

A mediated search is any search of the literature developed and carried out by a librarian on behalf of a user requesting the search.  Mediated searches may be carried out to support:

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