Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search

Date of Live Event: Thursday, September 5, 1:00pm–2:30pm, Central Time. Recording available soon after.

MLA is pleased to offer two 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. The first webinar in the series is Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search.

Join Foster and Jewell as they show you how to revise and refine a search based on researcher feedback, ensure you are capturing articles that meet eligibility criteria, and troubleshoot a search that is failing to retrieve known articles significant to the topic.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  •    Identify what elements are missing in a search based on relevant articles that should be retrieved according to eligibility criteria
  •    Refine the search to capture more relevant articles
  •    Identify sources to search that are relevant to the topic


Margaret Foster, AHIP

Margaret Foster, AHIP, is an associate professor at Texas A&M University–College Station and serves as the systematic reviews coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library. She has published twenty articles applying or describing systematic review methods and evidence based practices and has developed a popular continuing education course on systematic reviews that has trained over 300 librarians.

Sarah T. Jewell

Sarah T. Jewell is an Information and Education Librarian for Rutgers University Libraries. She has been conducting systematic reviews since 2010 and has helped launch or refine systematic review services at two institutions.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Date/Time: September 5, 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.


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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews Webinar Series Special Offer

The webinar series special offer, presented by Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell includes 3 bonus recorded webinars.