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GPLL254 - Systematic Review Searching

This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the systematic review search process. It will cover a variety of database searching techniques, including the use of specialized vocabulary in the construction of your systematic review search. The use of limiters, grey literature sources, and data management as it relates to systematic reviews will also be explored. Previous knowledge about systematic review methodology is beneficial. Attendance in the Systematic Reviews: the Basics, is recommended, but not mandatory.

1. Understand how to use a database's specialized vocabulary to create a more robust systematic review search strategy.
2. Identify resources specific to your subject area and systematic review topic, that should be searched.
3. Understand how the use of limiters can affect your systematic review search results.
4. Become aware of grey literature sources of potential use to your systematic review search.
5. Understand the kind of documentation needed to ensure a reproducible systematic search strategy.


This workshop is led by Katharine Hall and Krista Alexander. Katharine Hall is the Subject Librarian for Biology and Exercise Science at Concordia University Library. She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from McMaster University and a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from University of Western Ontario. Krista Alexander is the Subject Librarian for Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University Library. She holds a BSc and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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