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.

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



The SRSS Pathway: Special Offer for a Limited Time 

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches 2022

The Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches Course is now open for registration. To be held November 1 & November 15, 2022.
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Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches*

In this face-to-face course, experienced information specialists designing searches for systematic reviews will be taught a new method using which exhaustive search strategies can be created much faster while maintaining high sensitivity and acceptable precision.
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Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams

If you plan to collaborate on systematic reviews, this is the searching course for you! Registration is now closed for this offering.
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Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams*

If you plan to collaborate on systematic reviews, this is the searching course for you! This course is offered 2-3 times a year. Please check the SRSS catalog or watch for announcements from MLA to see if the course is open for registration.
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From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Join the presenters as they share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn
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Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Learn search techniques to locate grey literature in Google Scholar and more.
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Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources (Recording)

Learn about the who, what, where, why, and how to search for preprints. #MLAGreyLitSearch
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Grey (Literature) Matters: Selecting the Right Grey Literature to Search (Recording)

Are you often asked to do a grey literature search with no clarification on what types of grey literature to search? This webinar will color in the blank spaces and enable you to confidently identify the right types of grey literature for your searches. #MLAGreyLitSearch
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Grey (Literature) Matters: Structuring Your Google Search (Recording)

Did you know that Google can be optimized to locate grey literature that other approaches may miss? #MLAGreyLitSearch
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Guiding Teams through Risk of Bias Tools in Systematic Reviews

Do you want to improve the quality of the systematic reviews you contribute to, expand the range of review services you offer, and develop a reputation as a review methodological expert? Hendren and Ledbetter will show you how. Live webinar to be held November 1, 2022.
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How to Conduct and Publish Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses*

In this online course, learn to conduct, write, and publish systematic reviews and meta-analyses from experts in the field of dental research, including the editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
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Is Google Scholar Smart Enough for Your Reviews (Recording)

If you have not used Google Scholar for your reviews, this webinar may change your mind.
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Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition (Recording)

Develop the communication skills essential to your career development and for working effectively with systematic review teams.
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Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? (Recording)

MLA is pleased to offer three webinars on systematic reviews by Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell, co-editors of Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.
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Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development

Margaret J. Foster & Whitney Townsend, two nationally-recognized experts on the systematic review process, will show you how to plan for a successful review. The date of the live webinar is October 20, 2022.
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SRSS Level I Learning Pathway

From May 1 through December 31, 2022, you can purchase a complete SRSS Level I Learning Pathway: All Level I SRSS required courses and all MLA webinars and on-demand electives at a discount of over 30% of the total cost of the courses needed to earn Level I (and we waive the application fee).
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