Systematic Review: literature searching (Standalone)
Duration Accessible at any time during academic year
Training Points 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy 

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the first week of October and Semester 2 courses from the first week of February. 

Target Audience: Postgraduate research students and research staff undertaking a systematic review.
 
Pre-requisites
Some experience of searching literature databases, such as MEDLINE or PsycINFO. 
It is also recommended that you attend the relevant discipline workshop in the 'Researcher information skills for new researchers in...' Arts, Engineering, M&HS, Science or Social Sciences prior to this course.

Process
 
Pre-recorded lecture video delivered by librarians from the Research Support Team, with online resources to assist with systematic reviews and quiz to check understanding. This is a stand alone course to be completed anytime. To receive a certificate of completion you must complete the quiz.

Course Description

A Systematic Review is a particular methodological approach to the literature review. This course is applicable to all disciplines but researchers who are undertaking medical and health related research may find the course of particular relevance. Literature searching for Systematic Reviews must be comprehensive with the methods used being both transparent and reproducible.  In this session, we suggest ways to approach this task.

Learning outcomes:
  • understand how to devise an effective, advanced literature search

  • realise the importance of using subject headings, including MeSH,in your search strategy

  • be clear about the type of sources you should incorporate into your search

  • be familiar with constructing an advanced search on Ovid MEDLINE

How to access the course:
This is a standalone (self-study) online course available from October 2020. This course is delivered entirely online via Moodle and is self-study. You may access the course any time and as often as you like until the end of the academic year.


If you would like to gain Researcher Academy training point/s for this course you must complete the short assessment tasks associated with it.

Researchers can self-enrol on this course in Moodle by following this link:

https://moodle.nottingham.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=79278


Related courses
Introduction to Systematic Reviews (online)
Quantitative Evidence Synthesis (online)
Approaches to Qualitative Evidence Synthesis (online)

 

Pre-Requisites Pre-requisites:
Some experience of searching literature databases, such as MEDLINE or PsycINFO. 

It is also recommended that you attend the relevant discipline workshop in the 'Researcher information skills for new researchers in...' Arts, Engineering, M&HS, Science or Social Sciences prior to this course.
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