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Charge: To promote and develop competencies around evidence synthesis including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, and other related methods of research synthesis, through activities such as: Facilitating discussion and peer-support; Creating and managing a resource page; Encouraging programming and publications around systematic reviews through ACRL.
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  • 1.  ChatGPT for Systematic Reviews

    Posted May 09, 2023 05:15 PM

    I saw this article today: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2302.03495.pdf

    The authors assert that "this paper is the first of its kind to investigate the effectiveness of Boolean queries designed for systematic review literature search generated by ChatGPT."

    Apologies for any re/cross posting.

    Benjamin Hall
    Business & Data Services Librarian
    Santa Clara University

  • 2.  RE: ChatGPT for Systematic Reviews

    Posted May 10, 2023 09:24 AM
    Thanks for sharing this Benjamin!  I think there may be a lot of great uses in review work for chatgpt...I haven't read the paper yet, but was playing around with it yesterday for adapting a search to different databases. It was actually quite good at understanding my prompts to 'translate the search string for PubMed by adding [tiab] syntax behind all of the search terms', and then 'now adapt this search for Scopus syntax', etc. It worked better than I anticipated and better than any other tool I'm aware of!