Use of recommended search strategies in systematic reviews and the impact of librarian involvement: a cross-sectional survey of recent authors

Ref ID 549
First Author J. B. Koffel
Journal PLOS ONE
Year Of Publishing 2015
Keywords Cochrane
General medical
Problem(s) Literature searches not validated by information specialist
Number of systematic reviews included 1560
Summary of Findings 51% of studies involved a librarian, but only 64% acknowledge their assistance. Librarian involvement was significantly associated with the use of 65% of recommended search methods after controlling for other potential predictors.
Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results? Not Applicable
Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study? Yes