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



This standalone online course is run by the Researcher Academy
as part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Training Programme

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.

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
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 standalone course to be completed anytime. To receive a certificate of completion you must complete the quiz.

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)


Course Accessibility


The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at ra-training@nottingham.ac.uk
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Course open throughout the year
Access Moodle
Engage with online materials
Watch and listen to pre-recorded videos
Undertake and submit an assessment (to be marked as attended)

Booking Conditions 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.

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.

Webchat Access Instructions 

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.  

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them.

Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box. 

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