Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature - PART I

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 13:00 - 15:30

Part 1: Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses

Audience:           Graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research
Date:                    Monday, November 20, 2017
Time:                   1:10pm - 3:30pm
Location:           Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab(2nd floor)

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

In this hands-on workshop we will:

  • Identify the key differences between systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and literature reviews, as they relate to the search
  • Incorporate tools and resources for proper reporting and management of their review
  • Utilize strategies for turning a research question into a searchable question with inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Identify databases for their review and explain when to use them
  • Practice using an objective, structured method for developing sensitive search strategies required for knowledge synthesis, utilizing controlled vocabulary, textwords and advanced techniques
  • Apply a structured approach to searching in OVID Medline

Date:                  Monday, November 20, 2017
Time:                 1:10pm - 3:30pm
Location:           Gerstein Library
Campus:            St. George (Downtown) Campus
Categories:       Graduate Professional Skills Program


Gerstein Library
9 King's College Cirle
M7A 1A5
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