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Librarian Assistance

Our Research & Instruction librarians provide a wide range of informational and instructional services to the Tufts community. We offer instruction on biomedical resources individually, in small groups, and through course-related instruction. Below is a listing of some of the services we offer.

Consultation

Patrons may schedule a consultation with a Research & Instruction librarian for help with research projects. Contact your department or program’s librarian liaison for all your information needs including support for systematic reviews, purchase recommendations, creating links to library resources from TUSK or websites, and assistance with many other specialized tools and services.   

Research and Instruction librarians provide many support services; not limited to:

Data Management

We can help you with best practices for naming, organizing, storing, depositing your research data, and creating a Data Management Plan. For a consultation, please contact one of the liaison librarians  for data management or review the data management team webpage.

Instruction

We provide instruction in a variety of venues on the Health Sciences Campus. Please contact us to schedule an orientation or instruction session.

Publications and Presentations

Research and Instruction librarians are familiar with copyright law and Tufts’ license agreements.  We can identify helpful resources and tools for your presentations and publications.

Systematic Reviews

Research & Instruction librarians are trained in searching for systematic reviews and have experience performing complex, time-consuming searches.  Experienced in formulating search syntax, we can suggest MeSH and help you select which of our many databases would be best for a particular topic.   Please complete the literature review intake form to initiate a conversation with your liaison librarian to discuss your needs.

We provide three tiers of service for systematic reviews: