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

Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses - searching for studies

On this page you will find a series of videos adapted from the workshop iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff: Introduction to systematic reviews and evidence syntheses - searching for studies.  The videos cover:

  • Introduction to systematic reviews and the search process
  • Scoping search and Protocol
  • Developing a search - PubMed
  • Snowballing and write up

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The video creator is Nia Roberts

Introduction to systematic reviews and the search process

Literature reviews vs. systematic reviews; looking at whether you need to do a systematic review; types of 'systematic review'; common approach to searching.

Video created by Nia Roberts, April 2021.

Scoping search and Protocol

Formulating a search question; 'scoping search'; identifying existing reviews; scoping search using PubMed; finding keywords for searching; developing a protocol.

Video created by Nia Roberts, April 2021.

Developing a search - PubMed

Developing a search strategy; editing and finalising the search; developing an advanced search using PubMed; searching across multiple databases.

Created by Nia Roberts, April 2021.

Snowballing and write up

Searching for grey literature; additional search methods - 'snowballing'; snowballing on Google Scholar; snowballing on PubMed; registering your protocol; managing your review.

Video created by Nia Roberts, April 2021.

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