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Introductory searching techniques for systematic reviews [Brookfield 1.22] In-Person

****PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE IN BROOKFIELD HEALTH SCIENCES ROOM 1.22****

You will need to bring your own laptop or similar device in order to participate in this session.

A systematic review is a high-level overview of primary research into a specific research question or topic, which tries to identify, select, synthesize and appraise all relevant high-quality research evidence in order to answer the question and/or establish an up-to-date understanding of the topic. While it is used in a range of disciplines, the systematic review is particularly prevalent in research on health, education and social policy (as part of evidence-based policy or practice). It represents much more than a literature review, because it follows a methodology which makes it transparent, rigorous and replicable.

In the class, we will cover how you can use different library resources to scope your research topic to establish its key concepts, and thus generate and identify relevant search terms. We will also look at the use of Controlled Vocabulary in conjunction with key words and phrases in building systematic search strategies. This will be followed by a demonstration of a sample systematic search in at least one scholarly database, and of how such searches can be recorded.

By the end of the session you should be able to: 

  • Identify the key databases for your systematic search
  • Use the library resources to scope your topic
  • Develop a systematic search strategy
  • Apply a search strategy to a relevant database e.g. CINAHL
  • Record and document a search strategy
Date:
Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Location:
Brookfield Library Training Room
Audience:
  Postgraduates     UCC Staff     UCC Undergraduates  
Categories:
  Training  

Registration is required. There is 1 seat available.

Event Organizer

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Benjamin Williamson

Learning and Teaching Librarian
Boole Library
University College Cork
Cork
T12 ND89

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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