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Advanced searching techniques for systematic reviews

Advanced searching techniques for systematic reviews In-Person

This workshop is designed to equip researchers involved in systematic reviews with advanced skills in searching techniques to ensure a systematic search of the literature is undertaken for their evidence synthesis project. A systematic search is an essential component of a successful systematic review.

Along with instruction and demonstration from librarians, participants will engage in practical exercises and group discussions to enhance their understanding of searching techniques.

This class will cover :

  • Undertaking scoping searches
  • Developing a search strategy using Boolean operators
  • Documenting and reporting a systematic search strategy
  • Using search filters / hedges
  • Translating a search strategy across different databases
  • Testing a search strategy
  • Supplementary searches including citation searching

Participants should bring their own laptops or borrow a laptop from the Library in advance. More details on the Laptop Loan are available here https://libguides.ucc.ie/libraryservices/laptoploan

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
10:00 - 12:30
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Seminar Room
UCC Library:
Boole Library
  Postgraduates     UCC Staff  
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Event Organizer

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Benjamin Williamson

Learning and Teaching Librarian
Boole Library
University College Cork
T12 ND89

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Virginia Conrick

Academic Success Librarian,
Boole Library,
University College Cork.

+353 (21) 490-3953

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Breeda Herlihy

Mercy University Hospital Library,
Centre of Nurse Education,
34 Henry Street, Cork, T12 D682

+353 (0) 21 493 5145