Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff: Introduction to systematic reviews & evidence syntheses - searching for studies

This workshop will take place using Microsoft Teams

In this online workshop you will be introduced to the principles underpinning the conduct of literature searches for systematic reviews and evidence syntheses:

  • Formulating a search strategy to address research questions
  • Applying methodological search filters to restrict by study type
  • Choosing appropriate databases and search engines
  • Searching for grey literature and ongoing studies
  • Documenting and reporting your search
  • Storing and managing references

This is an introductory session to the methodologies that underpin the searching process for a systematic review. There won’t be an opportunity to search different databases during this session. For practical help on searching databases, please have a look at the search skills tutorials or contact our outreach librarians via