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Critical Care Medicine

Library resources and services especially for critical care medicine

Reference & Consultations

Literature Searches

Need assistance with a complex search? Contact a Research Informationist to perform a comprehensive investigation of the literature.

Research Consultations

The Research Informationist team is available for one-on-one and group consultations to discuss search strategies, database training, bibliographic management tools, specialized projects, mobile resources, citation verification, MSK Library Guide development and more. To set up an appointment, Ask Us.

Current Awareness Service

In light of today's overwhelming volume of information, the Research Informationist team can demonstrate how to manage your news, alerts, and RSS feeds. We will introduce you to helpful tools for keeping abreast of new developments in your area of interest or set up alerts on your behalf. 

Library Classes

Currently Offered Classes
  • EndNote for PC
  • EndNote for Mac
  • Zotero
  • Introduction to Systematic Reviews
  • Covidence
  • PubMed
  • Evaluating Journal Quality
  • Updating Scientific CVs
  • Measuring Research Impact
  • Using ORCID to Enhance Your Research Visibility
  • Using Library Resources Remotely
  • Research Data Management: Best Practices
  • Introduction to Critical Appraisal 

To learn more about each of the classes offered, see our Class Descriptions

Check our calendar for our currently scheduled classes or feel free to contact us to schedule a custom class time for you or your team.

Document Delivery

The MSK Library's Document Delivery Services is a way for users to borrow materials that are not part of MSK Library's collection.

All current MSK employees can obtain articles, book chapters, and book loans by logging into ILLiad and placing a request. 

Learn more about our Document Delivery Service here.

Systematic Reviews

MSK Library Systematic Review Service

The MSK Library's Systematic Review Service is a partnership with MSK researchers conducting systematic reviews and other systematically conducted reviews (scoping reviews, meta-analyses) to bring expert searching to systematic review teams. 

MSK librarians (also known as Research Informationists) who partner with teams on scoping reviews, systematic reviews, or meta-analyses are essential to conceptualizing your topic, designing and carrying out the searches, and documenting their methodology for the future manuscript. Without a thorough, replicable search you can not have a top-quality review. MSK librarians are expert searchers who can make your review higher quality, and are an invaluable part of the team as co-authors.

Benefits of Working with an MSK Librarian on your Systematic Review

The National Academies' standards for systematic reviews (3.1.1) states: work with a librarian or other information specialist trained in performing systematic reviews to plan the search strategy. The MSK Research Informationists have collaborated with researchers on dozens of systematic. reviews. Before a research can be a part of our Systematic Review Service, they must attend formal training to hone their research expertise and be able to provide guidance on the systematic review process.

Below are two articles that describe the impact of including a librarian in your systematic review team:

Policies for Partnering with an MSK Librarian

To work with our Systematic Review Service, we require that: 

  • A recent systematic review on the same topic must not already be published or registered as a protocol. 
  • Your timeframe must be feasible for your assigned MSK librarian. Searches can take a month or more to complete, depending on the response time of the team and the complexity of the topic. 
  • A primary researcher must be affiliated with MSK. 
  • Multiple requests from the same primary researcher will be handled successively, not concurrently. 
  • You must have a team with a minimum of two active members, preferably more. 
  • A draft of your review protocol must be in process and shared with your MSK librarian, including at minimum a focused research question and inclusion/exclusion criteria. 
  • You must be open to refining your research question with your MSK librarian if it is too broad.
  • Your MSK librarian must be sent the review manuscript and supplements prior to its submission to a journal or conference.
  • You must include your MSK librarian as a co-author on the resulting publication. 

Research Data Management

MSK Library Research Data Management Service


Consultation Services

Throughout the life of your research from planning to publication and beyond, we're here to help. We offer consultations and training sessions for researchers and labs to assist with:

  • best practices (file naming/organization, format selection, storage, backup, documentation, version control, data set citation, etc.),
  • repository selection,
  • assistance creating data management plans,
  • determining funder or publication data sharing requirements,
  • protecting your data while still making it discoverable.

To request a consultation or presentation, contact Anthony Dellureficio, Associate Librarian, Data Management Services. Appointments can be held either in the Library, at your location, or via video conference.