Literature Search Policy


General Information -  Literature Search Services

Banner Health Library Services staff are available to assist all Banner providers, employees and affiliates with information resources.

In addition to providing the full text of requested articles, Banner Health Library Services will perform mediated literature searches on topics requested by Banner affiliates. Some communication is needed for all search requests, and librarians are able to provide better search results when users complete the research request form.

Expectations [new]

Communication, turnaround, one member of a team only, librarian search assistance should be the norm for all new and revised policies, protocol, evidence-based practice. Draft Document

The Banner Library website contains guidance on several library-oriented topics, including how to search specific databases.

When requested, Banner librarians will provide instruction on how to search available databases; we are able to instruct individual users or groups. We will provide instruction in person or by virtual means, based on the needs and locations of requestors. We will assist Banner employees and affiliates with formulating PICO questions and with refining search strategies. We are able to provide written quick guides to searching the databases.


Support for Reviews

For library users who request systematic review searches or other types of evidence-synthesis projects, we will provide information on the different kinds of reviews and describing the steps for performing a review. To request support with Reviews (also referred to as Evidence-Synthesis Projects), please complete an intake form

There are many helpful resources available that provide information about performing systematic reviews. Learn more about reviews and evidence-synthesis projects review our FAQ or the University of Arizona Systematic Review & Evidence Synthesis Information Guide. The National Institutes of Health Library also provides useful links to resources on standards and organizations for systematic reviews here:  NIH Resources for Systematic Reviews.

We encourage Banner staff and affiliates to contact us with library-related questions or requests.

  • Last Updated Feb 27, 2024
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