If you’re considering or conducting a systematic-style review (for example, systematic, scoping, integrative or rapid) you’ll want to take every step to make sure your review is a success.

One of the essential building blocks of a high-quality review is a robust and comprehensive search strategy. But what if you’re unsure of the best ways to construct your search?

The Library is here to help!

In this upcoming online workshop, your Library Specialists will demonstrate expert search techniques that you can later apply to your own review search strategy. The workshop will include topics like search concepts and synonyms, adjacency searching, subject headings (MeSH) and more, specifically designed for health researchers and topics.

Systematic style reviews in Health: Building a robust search strategy

This workshop will run on Tuesday 6 July from 10 am to 12 pm – register here.


Participants have said the most useful part of the workshop was:

 ‘The complete walk through of a search strategy on screen in real time’

‘Stepping through the MEDLINE search with MeSH terms I was able to do my own search simultaneously …’

‘Moving through the example from research question to article’

For more on how we can help, check out the Library’s support for systematic-style reviews or contact us to discuss the search strategy for your review project.