Part 1: Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses
Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 1:10pm - 3:30pm
Location: Robarts Library Electronic Classroom (4th floor)
Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.
In this hands-on workshop we will:
- Identify the key differences between systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and literature reviews, as they relate to the search
- Incorporate tools and resources for proper reporting and management of their review
- Utilize strategies for turning a research question into a searchable question with inclusion/exclusion criteria
- Identify databases for their review and explain when to use them
- Practice using an objective, structured method for developing sensitive search strategies required for knowledge synthesis, utilizing controlled vocabulary, textwords and advanced techniques
- Apply a structured approach to searching in OVID Medline
Erica Lenton, MA, MLIS, is the rehabilitation and kinesiology librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to arriving at Gerstein, Erica worked in continuing medical education and more recently, as a solo hospital librarian at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Through her experience in hospital and academic health science libraries, she has been involved in a number of systematic and scoping reviews and has provided expert searching and systematic review training for clinicians, students, and faculty.
Kaitlin Fuller, MLIS, is one of the medicine librarians with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. She coordinates the information literacy education of students enrolled in the MD Program. She also supports faculty and student research at the University of Toronto. Kaitlin has supported a number of knowledge synthesis projects by providing training and/or searches. Kaitlin joined the University of Toronto from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, where she was an education librarian.