Available Until 8/15/2023

Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success

In this webinar for expert and aspiring expert searchers, you will learn what a scoping review is, how to work with research teams on the scoping review process, and when to recommend a scoping review. This informative, lively, discussion-based webinar focuses on practical solutions to data management and search challenges of scoping reviews, enabling you to improve the quality of your search services and raise your profile in your environment. You will be invited to submit scoping review questions prior to the webinar. #mlascopingreviews



By the end of this webinar, you will be able to answer these questions:

  • What is the difference between a scoping review and a systematic review?
  • When is a scoping review a better alternative to a systematic review?
  • What are the special challenges of doing searches and data management for scoping reviews?
  • Where can my team and I get help on conducting a scoping review?



Whitney Townsend

Whitney A. Townsend

Townsend is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. She has been a member of numerous systematic and scoping review teams; instructs on systematic review searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and faculty; and is an instructor for the systematic review workshop funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She was a panelist on the MLA webcast “Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews,” and she spends a lot of time directing researchers to different review methodologies better suited to their questions, including scoping reviews.


Kate M. Saylor

Kate M. Saylor

Saylor works at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. She is the informationist for the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health’s Health Behavior and Health Education Department, and the Office of Public Health Practice. Saylor has advised on numerous systematic and scoping review projects, is an instructor for the “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians” workshop, and teaches systematic review methodology and advanced searching for the research synthesis courses in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and doctoral programs at the School of Nursing.


Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, August 15, 1:00pm–2:30pm, Central Time
  • Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.