Mission: The Briscoe Library's liaison librarians support evidence-based health care practice and research at UT Health San Antonio by providing guidance and expertise to those conducting structured literature reviews, such as systematic, scoping, integrative, or rapid reviews.
Service: The liaison librarians offer two tiers of support (see below). We require that review authors correctly attribute the librarian who assists them according to the level of participation.
To speak with a librarian about your structured review, please review the Get Started with a Request checklist below, then use the Service Request Form.
Other pages of this guide provide more information on structured reviews, how to get started, and a librarian's role in the process.
Your review question will determine the most appropriate review type. See the "Review Types" tab for more information.
The time it takes to conduct a review depends on the type of review. Most review types take at least one year.
This is a tiered service available to UT Health San Antonio affiliates.
When you are ready to get started, fill out the consultation form. We maintain a wait list.
Depending on the current load, it may be 6 weeks or longer before your project will be assigned to a librarian.
Systematic reviews are a type of research that clinicians can use to make decisions. Research begins with an a priori protocol.
Protocols are useful for all review types because they help the team understand what they want to do, how they will conduct their review prior to starting the process, and makes writing the final manuscript easier.
Additionally, some journals request protocol registry numbers for the final manuscript. It is recommended to submit the protocol and receive feedback prior to extracting data.
This level of service is open to all UT Health San Antonio affiliates (students, staff, residents, faculty, etc.), and includes:
This full featured level of service includes several comprehensive steps. This level is open to all UT Health San Antonio faculty, or affiliates working directly with a faculty member, intending to publish a final manuscript . The items below detail the role of your assigned librarian throughout the process. At this time, we CANNOT ACCEPT requests for reviews led by outside faculty.
Search Development and Execution
Manuscript Development and Submission