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: staff and postgraduate students from the Medical Sciences Division and OUH Trust who are working on a systematic review, scoping review or evidence synthesis.