The Murdoch University Library provides one-to-one consultations in support of students and staff undertaking systematic reviews.
What to expect in a consultation
Appointments will generally be for an hour at a time.
When booking the initial consultation with a librarian, please provide the following:
This will allow the librarian to prepare and advise you more effectively.
What assistance can the librarian give?
|Maximum number of research consultations provided||Two||Three|
|Guidance on the systematic review process and formulation of research questions||Yes||Yes|
|Advice on locating systematic reviews and other resources||Yes||Yes|
|Assistance with selection and use of databases||Yes||Yes|
|Review and provide general feedback on search strategies||Yes||Yes|
|Instruction on use of EndNote and other research software||Yes||Yes|
|Identifying appropriate databases and grey literature sources||No||Yes|
|Developing or refining research questions||No||Yes|
|Formulating search strategies||No||Yes|
|Managing search results||No||Yes|
|Executing, documenting and updating searches||No||Yes|
* Requires formal acknowledgement of the librarian or the University Library's contribution and the specific activities undertaken will depend on the expected level of participation, by agreement.
Researchers at Murdoch University are supported by the Library and the Research and Innovation Directorate.
Please contact your Subject Librarian to make an appointment for advice on conducting a literature review, formulating research strategies, and information about resources and tools specific to your area of research.