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Webinar - a practical approach to systematic reviews

Webinar presentation by Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, 30 July 2020. Presented as part of the Nursing Research Institute webinar series in collaboration with St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne & Australian Catholic University.

How library staff can assist with systematic reviews

In addition to significant online resources, SVHM staff are eligible for a number of other library services, including individual tutorials, consultations and access to licensed software. In some cases there is also an option to apply for a librarian co-author.

Individual tutorials and consultations (SVHM staff only)

  • Search tutorial - learn to search Ovid Medline with a topic of your choice (1 hour)
  • EndNote tutorial - learn to manage your references, cite as you write and more (1 hour)
  • Brief consultations - limited, brief advice on systematic review processes - depends on staff availability (approx 15 minutes, maximum of 2)
  • All sessions are delivered online or face to face depending on Covid restrictions
  • Email us to book or find out more. Please include availability, topic and phone number.

Librarian as co-author (SVHM staff only)

  • SVHM staff planning to publish a systematic review may apply for a librarian to co-author.
  • Please note this is a significant commitment and we are not able to accept all requests.
  • Review teams must include at least two other authors and demonstrate a serious commitment to publish following the PRISMA guidelines.
  • Find out more 

Covidence systematic review software (SVHM staff only)

EndNote software (SVHM staff only)

  • Onsite: Installed on hospital computers. Contact IT Department for updates or installation.
  • Offsite: SVHM staff can contact the library for installation files for home computers.

Search for pre-existing reviews on the proposed topic (SVHM staff only)

What we can't do:

Guide Author

Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, Mental Health liaison 
Thursdays, Fridays & alternate Wednesdays
Helen's profile | Researchgate | Orcid