In this workshop you will be introduced to the principles underpinning the conduct of literature searches for systematic reviews and evidence syntheses:
• Formulating a search strategy to address research questions
• Applying methodological search filters to restrict by study type
• Choosing appropriate databases and search engines
• Searching for grey literature and ongoing studies
• Documenting and reporting your search
• Storing and managing references
This is an introductory session to the methodologies that underpin the searching process for a systematic review. There will be some practical work, but there won’t be an opportunity to search different databases during this session. Sign up for the following complementary workshop Introduction to literature searching for DPhils and researchers in the Medical Sciences if you want more time to practice searching on different databases.
Intended Audience: DPhils and Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff
Dates and booking
|Next series of dates TBC||Group Study Room, Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building||> Booking now closed|
Presenters: Nia Roberts; Eli Harriss; Carolyn Smith; Neal Thurley
Format: Presentation with practical exercises
What you will need? Please bring your own laptop to use during practical parts of the session, and make sure you have your Bodleian WiFi or Eduroam login credentials. Please read our guidance notes.