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Providence Virtual Library: Search Services

Search Services

Literature Search Service

Use this service if you are looking for a select number of relevant articles for various reasons, for example:

  • to find best evidence for clinical or patient care, 
  • to find articles to support a presentation or publication, 
  • to support education initiatives,
  • or any other project!

Fill out this form to request a literature search, and it will be sent to the Information Specialist assigned to your department.


Systematic Search Service

Use this service if you are starting a knowledge synthesis project, such as a systematic, scoping, or realist review and if you would like an Information Specialist to join your team.

 

Steps to request a Systematic Search:

1) Review our systematic/scoping review service policies and procedures (internal link to SMH Intranet).

2) Review our systematic reviews guide which includes information about the process.

3) Fill out this form.

4) Send the completed protocol to hslibrary@smh.ca and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate
Information Specialist. The Information Specialist will contact you to schedule an initial meeting.


Consultation Service

Use this service if you are looking for guidance about how to get started with literature searching, if you would like assistance learning how to search the literature yourself, or if you have other questions you would like to speak to an Information Specialist about.

To request this service you can email the library at library@providence.on.ca and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate Information Specialist. 

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