Systematic Review Services Specialization (SRSS)

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Working as a member of a systematic review team and advising systematic review teams are prized opportunities for health information professionals. Acquiring the skills of the Level I SRSS certificate will enable you to play a central role in systematic review projects as a co-investigator with advanced literature searching skills and knowledge of the systematic review process.

If you are pursusing your Level I SRSS or want guidance on the order in which to take SR courses, we recommend that you first take core/required courses in these phases, which take you from fundamental to more focused courses, and then take electives/courses of interest.

Phase 1

  • Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development
  • Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence 
  • What's Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S

Phase 2

  • Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition 
  • Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams 
  • Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency 

Phase 3

  • Citation Management for Systematic Reviews
  • Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools

Learn more about this specialization and what it can do for you.



The SRSS Pathway: Special Offer Ends December 31, 2022

To make it more affordable to earn your Level I SRSS Certificate, through December 31, 2022, MLA offers the SRSS Level I Learning Pathway: all Level I SRSS required courses and all Level I SRSS MLA on-demand and webinar electives at a discount of over 30% of the total cost of the courses needed to earn the specialization and 50% of the total of all the courses included in the Pathway (and we waive the application fee). You will have through December 31, 2023 complete the courses. Electives created through September 2023 will be added to the package as they are created.

Scheduled and On-Demand Systematic Review Services Courses

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Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Including Text Mining*

Learn advanced techniques for designing and structuring search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects that address complex topics. Check the SRSS catalog and watch for announcements for the next scheduled offering.
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Advanced Search Techniques and Resources for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses*

Learn advanced techniques for building search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects. Check the SRSS catalog for the next scheduled offering of this course.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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An Essential Introduction to Retractions and Evaluating Research Quality (Recording)

Health science librarians have a vital role to play in identifying, and educating patrons in identifying, trustworthy research. If you work with scholarly literature, this webinar is essential.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Better, Faster: An Introduction to Systematic Review Automation Tools (Recording)

A good systematic review does not have to take months or even years to complete.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians*

Ready to move beyond basic EBM? Develop your critical appraisal skills in this advanced online course that will prepare you to teach critical appraisal with confidence.
Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Citation Management for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Systematic reviews present unique citation management challenges. Andy Hickner and Kathryn Vanderboll, veterans of many systematic reviews, will show you how to select the right software for your review and successfully address the challenges.
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Clinical Trials and Regulatory Agencies: Advanced Searching for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses*

If you search, teach searching, or work on systematic reviews or other evidence syntheses, you’ll want to learn the value of trials results sources and how to search them effectively. Check the SRSS catalog for the next scheduled offering of this course.
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Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service (Recording)

Want to create or refine a systematic review service at your library? Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell, co-editors of Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians, will show you how.
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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service (Recording)

It’s easy to build a systematic review service. . . if you have a team and the right model.
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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service*

This course is for all libraries looking to expand their systematic review services or enhance them using a new team-based model. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library but don't know where to begin, this course is for you.
Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Evidence-Based Practice & Research