“A systematic review is a comprehensive and unbiased review process that locates, appraises and synthesizes evidence from the scientific studies to obtain a reliable overview” (ebd.ada.org).
This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include techniques for developing search strategies, deciding which databases to search and how to seek out grey literature for a given topic. There will also be discussion on selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies, and saving and organizing references.
This session will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end. All HOW classes are free for UI students and affiliates.
Our next session is:
Thursday, April 17, 3-4 pm
Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons Classroom
Register here. For more information, email us at email@example.com or call 335-9151.
Stages of a systematic review. [Image via http://www.ispor.org/news/articles/July09/CLR.asp]