Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Basics of Systematic Review Searching Workshop - April 12, 2012

The Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association (SAHLA) would like to invite you to a workshop with Linda Slater from the University of Alberta John W. Scott Health Sciences Library on the basics of systematic review searching on Thursday, April 12, 1:00 – 4:30 pm at the University of Calgary Health Sciences Library, room 1460B.

This session will focus on providing participants with the skills required to carry out the type of literature search required for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. By the end of the session, participants will:

1. Understand what information is required, e.g. search question, inclusion/exclusion criteria, in order to plan and carry out systematic review searches.
2. Select appropriate databases and grey literature sources depending on the topic.
3. Plan and execute an exhaustive search on a topic, using Ovid MEDLINE as the demo database.
4. Make appropriate decisions regarding the use of methodological filters.
5. Have an awareness of the options available to manage references.
6. Provide documentation of the search process
7. Be aware of PRESS as a course of peer-review for systematic review searches.

This is a hands-on/demo based workshop aimed at librarians, information professionals and others with knowledge of the principles of searching bibliographic databases, e.g. familiarity with Boolean operators, controlled vocabulary searching and keyword searching.

The workshop is accredited for 3 CHLA/MLA credits. SAHLA is subsidizing the costs of this workshop for its members. For non-members, the workshop will cost $15.

Please register online by April 6 athttp://chla-absc.ca/sahla/register.html

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