In this online workshop you will be introduced to the principles underpinning the conduct of literature searches for systematic reviews and evidence syntheses:
• Formulating a search strategy to address research questions
• Applying methodological search filters to restrict by study type
• Choosing appropriate databases and search engines
• Searching for grey literature and ongoing studies
• Documenting and reporting your search
• Storing and managing references
This is an introductory session to the methodologies that underpin the searching process for a systematic review. There won’t be an opportunity to search different databases during this session. For practical help on searching databases, please have a look at the search skills tutorials or contact our outreach librarians to arrange a 1-2-1 virtual appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intended Audience: Students and Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff
Online booking requires your SSO (Oxford University Single Sign On). However, if you are an OUH staff member and do not have an SSO you may book by emailing email@example.com directly from your OUH email address - please make sure you give us the title and date of the workshop you want to book onto.
Notice of recording
Each live online training session will be recorded for accessibility and inclusivity reasons, and will be shared with all attendees after the session. It may also be put onto Canvas (Oxford University’s virtual learning environment) to enable other Oxford University members with SSO to view it.
Presenters: Nia Roberts; Carolyn Smith; Neal Thurley
Format: Online teacher-led presentations (with opportunities for questions via chat function and follow up one-to-one help).
What you will need
You will need to provide your own computer with a browser (must be Chrome or Edge) or the Microsoft Teams desktop app installed. Please read our guidance notes below on using Teams. You need to be online with a reliable internet connection.
Additional information on systematic reviews and evidence syntheses is available.
Other workshops in the iSkills series.