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LIB261: Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews

How to book onto LIB261: Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews

If you would like to book a space on our group workshop on Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews (from July 2019) you will first need to complete our e-learning and pass a quick quiz.

How to book?

This e-learning will introduce you to planning your search and the databases you might wish to use, explore searching using keywords and subject headings and how to combine and run your search. Once you have passed the quiz you will be able to book your place for the face-to-face session. For more details please visit our Finding and Evaluating Information KLaSS section on KEATS and see the LIB 261: Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews section.

Why e-learning first?

LIB261 is taught as a flipped classroom (e-learning before face-to-face) in order to give us time to concentrate on any troublesome concepts in the session; to give you the opportunity to put your learning into practice in a supportive environment; and to focus on the advanced searching skills required for a systematic review.

Please note - places on this course are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

Course availability

Open to: Postgraduate Taught, Masters by Research, Postgraduate Researcher, Staff and Research Staff

Not open to: Undergraduate

Target group

Staff and postgraduate students from the Health and Clinical Schools and Faculties undertaking a systematic review and wish to learn about advanced literature searching skills.

Participants who are undertaking or planning to undertake a systematic review and are new to searching or prefer to be taught in a face-to-face setting may like to consider first attending the course LIB 229: Literature Review Workshops for Health & Clinical Sciences. This will cover similar material to that introduced in the e-learning and should then allow you to complete the quiz prior to booking onto LIB261 if you wish.

Our Systematic Review Guide also covers the content of this workshop, and additional areas, and is available at http://libguides.kcl.ac.uk/systematicreview


King’s username and password.

Completion of e-learning/quiz.

Overall aim

The aim of this course is to provide practical advice and support on effective information retrieval for systematic reviews, including planning a search, key sources of information and advanced searching techniques.

The format is e-learning followed by a face-to-face session: presentation, discussion and interactive hands-on exercises

Key areas

Know what a systematic review is and why you might want to do one

Understand the importance of having a clear goal and asking a clear question in your review

Identify key healthcare databases and their content e.g. Medline

Understand the value of keywords and subject heading searches

Use effective search techniques to enhance your results

Understand how to read well established search strategies

Search for published and unpublished works – Grey Literature

Know where to go for further information and support

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Show more dates
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Complete the E-Learning to access location details
Guy's Campus