iSkills for Medical Sciences and OUH Trust: Advanced searching for systematic reviews, scoping reviews and evidence syntheses
A practical session where participants will develop the searches for their review across multiple databases. Librarians from the Bodleian Health Care Libraries will be on hand to demonstrate online tools for facilitating the process and give practical advice on refining individual search strategies. By the end of this classroom-based session you will be able to: build a search strategy on Medline, using Yale MeSH Analyzer to optimise the use of subject headings; adapt the search across multiple databases with the help of Polyglot; describe alternative methods for identifying references, including citation tracking; de-duplicate results from multiple database searches; start screening results for inclusion in your review; and report your search methods according to PRISMA-S.

Intended audience: students, staff and researchers from MSD and OUH.
Date: 14 June 2024, 9:30 (Friday, 8th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, off Parks Road OX1 3QP
Venue Details: Seminar Room
Speakers: Eli Harriss (Health Care Libraries, University of Oxford), Nia Roberts (Bodleian Health Care Libraries)
Organising department: Bodleian Research and Learning Support
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Part of: Bodleian iSkills for Medical Sciences and OUH Trust - workshops in information discovery and reference management for the Medical Sciences
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Students and Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division and OUH Trust.
Editors: Helen Bond, Melanie Smith