Identifying the Evidence for Systematic Reviews: An Introduction for Information Professionals

A one-day course for information specialists and librarians on supporting systematic reviews in health and social care will be hosted by the Centre for Reviews & Dissemination, University of York.

The day is a mixture of presentations, practical exercises and quizzes, with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

The course will be led by:

  • Carol Lefebvre, Co-Convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group
  • Melissa Harden, Information Specialist at the Centre for Reviews & Dissemination
  • Kath Wright, Information Services Manager at the Centre for Reviews & Dissemination

By the end of the day participants will know about:

  • systematic review methods
  • planning an appropriate search strategy
  • locating and using methodological search filters
  • documenting the search process
  • managing references using bibliographic software
  • the role of the information professional in the systematic review team

Pre-requisites for course attendance:

  • experience of bibliographic database searching
  • familiarity with MeSH indexing, Boolean operators, truncation and other basic search tools and techniques 

The course does not include a “hands on” database searching session so prior knowledge or experience in these areas is essential to get the most from the day.

Booking

For details of our Autumn 2018 course please contact crd-support@york.ac.uk or tel: 01904 321040 

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