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Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 02:00 pm - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 04:00 pm


130 St. George Street, Robarts Library (e-classroom, 4th floor)


Are you struggling to start your systematic or scoping review research?

Attend our new workshop series, Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature.

You are welcome to take one or all three workshops*:

PART 1:  Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses (Mar 8, 2-4pm)

Learn how to:  identify differences between types of literature reviews, incorporate tools for proper reporting and management, identify relevant databases, develop sensitive search strategies using controlled vocabulary and textwords, apply a structured approach in OVID Medline, and more

PART 2:  Expanding the Search: Translating Strategies and Going Grey (March 15, 2-4pm)

Learn how to: translate and execute search strategies in other databases (OVID Embase, Ebsco CINAHL, ProQuest Sociological Abstracts, Cochrane Central), apply best practices for hand searching and reference tracking, refine search strategies, identify grey literature, prepare search strategies for reporting, and more.

PART 3: EndNote Level II: Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Syntheses (March 22, 2-4pm)

Learn how to: use advanced techniques to manage references in EndNote X8 (Desktop version), including best practices for batch exporting and deduplicating, and key tips on preparing manuscripts for publication.

WHO: Open to all graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

LOCATION: 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library (e-classroom, 4th floor)

Space is limited. REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: http://uoft.me/gersteinworkshop  

*Note:  Attendees of all three sessions will receive GPS (Graduate Professional Skills) credit from the School of Graduate Studies.