Remember, you are the subject expert, the librarian is the search expert.
A solid understanding of your topic before you meet is essential for an effective research consultation.
Completing the following checklist will make sure you are prepared:
Your research question or research protocol
Full citations for 2-3 articles relevant to your research [if available]
Harris, M.R. (2005). The librarian's roles in the the systematic review process: A case study. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93 (1), 81-87. [Example]
View HSL's database tutorials
Select one based on your topic:
Map your key concepts to potential search terms
E.g.) Is the flu vaccine effective at preventing influenza in the elderly?
Create a personal account in the database you plan on searching. Conduct initial searches and save your search histories.
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