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

Tuesday 10th October 2017

*Course fully booked*

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.

The course will run from 9am - 4pm.


£200 for public sector & non-profit organisations.
£540 (incl. VAT) for private & commercial companies.

Price includes lunch, refreshments and a course pack.

A charge of £20 will be payable for cancellations up to 10th September 2017. Cancellations after 10th September 2017 will not be refunded.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, any of the workshops have to be cancelled by the University of York, our liability is limited to a refund of paid workshop fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.


The course is now fully booked. Please contact or tel: 01904 321040 if you would like to be added to the waiting list or for further information about our Spring 2018 course.