Rapid Review

A rapid review can unceremoniously can be called a “simple” systematic review. Instead of searching in 5 databases, you use 3 and this review you can do alone.

Light support includes:

Send your PICO, including your search strings per database. Please mention which database you are going to use and through which provider: e.g. Embase via Embase.com or Embase via Ovid.

  • Reviewing and suggestions concerning the syntax of your search strings.

Basic support includes:

Send your PICO, including your search strings per database, including 5 articles that you want to find. Please mention which database you are going to use and through which provider: e.g. Embase via Embase.com or Embase via Ovid.

  • Reviewing and suggestions concerning the syntax of your search strings.
  • Reviewing and suggestions concerning the index terms and title/abstract terms.

Expert support includes:

Together we will make a search string in the database of your choice. Send your PICO and include 5 articles that you want to find.

  • Composing a search string together during an online appointment.
  • Translation of the search string to the syntax of other databases.
  • Deduplication of the search results.
  • You will receive a Word document with the results per database, before and after deduplication including the search strings that were used.
  • The references can be sent either as a RIS or as an EndNote enlx file.

*Due to licensing and copyright law I am not allowed to have a subscription to the different databases (except PubMed) and sell the references. There are 3 work arounds:

1. A temporary log in to your institute to access the database(s), or

2. During the online appointment we choose the relevant index and title/abstract terms. You copy and paste these into a Word document, which you send to me. I will translate it into the different search syntaxes. You then copy and paste the search into the database and send the results to me. I will deduplicate the references for you and then send the results including the Word document back to you.

3. I travel to the nearest institute which has access to the database(s). This adds at least 2 hours. Maybe more, if there are changes to the search string afterwards.

Price

€13,75 per 15 minutes (21% VAT excluded).

[Check with your institutional library/information specialist first. Their help is usually free. ?]