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Workshops and Classes: iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff: Introduction to systematic reviews & evidence syntheses - searching for studies

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Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff: Introduction to systematic reviews & evidence syntheses - searching for studies

In this 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 will be some practical work, but there won’t be an opportunity to search different databases during this session.  Sign up for the following complementary workshop Introduction to literature searching for DPhils and researchers in the Medical Sciences if you want more time to practice searching on different databases.

Intended Audience:   DPhils and Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff

Dates and booking:

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 directly from your OUH email address - make sure you give us the title(s) and date(s) of any workshops you want to book onto!

Wednesday 4 December  14.00-15.30
Cancelled due to strike action by the UCU
Group Study Room, Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building > Booking now closed
Monday 16 December  14.00-15.30 Beeson Room, Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital > Book now


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Presenters:  Nia Roberts; Eli Harriss; Carolyn Smith; Neal Thurley

Format:  Presentation with practical exercises

What you will need?
For workshops in the Knowledge Centre: Please bring your laptop along to the session. If you don’t have a laptop, please e-mail and we can make one available.
For workshops in the Cairns Library: Computers are available for you to use in our training room. However, if you would prefer to bring your own laptop, please do so.
If bringing your own laptop to a session, you will also need to bring along a username and password for the WiFi. The WiFi options available are:
Bodleian wifi – your username is the 7 digit barcode on your University card. If you don’t know your password please reset your password now to make the session run smoothly:
Eduroam – see our laptop guidance notes for guidance about registering or logging on to Eduroam on your own machine.

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