Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Introduction to Systematic Searching SOLD OUT

11feb9:00 am1:30 pmIntroduction to Systematic Searching SOLD OUT9:00 am - 1:30 pm ONLINE

Event Details

Pre-requisite: A basic understanding of searching and using databases

Background: One of the key features of all evidence synthesis is to conduct a systematic search strategy. Systematic literature searching requires that we plan and run searches in a way that ensures clarity, validity and reliability. Documenting the searching process is vital to ensure transparency and reproducibility.

Aim: This workshop provides attendees with the knowledge and skills to conduct a basic systematic search of the literature including running searches on key databases, experimenting with search filters and exploring supplementary searching.

Learning Outcomes: In this course participants will be enabled to:

  • Design a basic systematic search strategy
  • Use study-design search filters
  • Explore supplementary search techniques
  • Report the search methods

Date: 11th February 2022

Time: 09:00 – 13:30

Places: 30 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland

Skill Level: Introductory / Intermediate

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, decision makers, librarians, information specialists, and Evidence Synthesis Ireland fellows and teaching faculty who would like to learn more about systematic searching.

Teaching Strategies: The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations, small group activities with practical exercises. A short reading list/activity list will be sent to enrolled attendees in advance of the session. The number of participants for the course is limited to 30.

Facilitator: Mike Smalle,  Academic Skills Librarian, NUI Galway Library


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