This literature searches/knowledge translation services are free and available to MD Anderson Cancer employees who are currently working at Department of Clinical Effectiveness or Department of Survivorship, and all clinicians who are involved in developing and updating practice algorithms, ordering tools or clinical protocols and policies.
To request a literature search, please complete the Clinical Effectiveness Literature Search Request Form. Please submit as much information as possible about your search topic so there is no delay in processing your request. If you encounter any difficulties in completing this form, please do not hesitate to contact the librarian.
Once a literature search request is submitted, a clinical librarian/expert searcher will be able to start the process within two weeks. The searching and analysis process may take up to another two weeks. It’s likely that the librarian will contact you directly to work out a mutually agreed upon date and clarify some aspects of your clinical or research question. For urgent requests, the librarian will prioritize the search and schedule a maximum of four hours to work on the request.
Requests directly for patient safety will be actioned as a matter of service priority.
Please note that all of the above service standards are subject to staffing levels.
The links for the full-text option will be provided in the results of a search. For articles that are not available from the library, you can request the full-text article or books by using library’s Interlibrary Loan service. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further assistance.
The Research Medical Library is continually trying to improve and develop our services. We will contact CE specialists a month after the results of the search have been delivered for feedback to ask if the information we provided has been of use to the work group and to inquire whether and how the work group have used it to establish or modify Patient Care Management Tools (PCMTs) for clinical practice optimization.
If you have any comments about this particular service in the meantime, please let us know.