Systematic Review Services Specialization (SRSS)

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Being a member of a systematic review team and advising systematic review teams are prized opportunities for health information professionals.

Level I

Acquiring Level I skills 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. See the SRSS page for guidance on the order in which to take courses.

Level II

Acquiring  Level II skills will prepare you to work on the full range of a systematic review tasks--utilizing and advising on software, preparing data for storage, collaborating to prepare protocols, developing a quality systematic review service, prepare manuscripts for publication, and critically appraise reviews for bias.

 

Learn more about the SRSS and what it can do for you.

 

 

Level I Approved, 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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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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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
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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
CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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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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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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Managing Systematic Reviews with Covidence (Recording)

New to using Covidence to manage systematic reviews? Have experience with Covidence and want to up your game? This webinar will show you both how to use Covidence and how to incorporate it into the review process to get the best from the subject matter experts on your team.
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Piecing Together a Review Service: Part 1 – Practical Guidance on How to Conduct Initial Consults*

Being able to consult with review authors is a useful skill in medical librarian positions, and the most complicated review stage is the initial consult. This face-to-face workshop describes steps for these consults that ensure the review project’s success and begin developing the protocol.
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Piecing Together a Review Service: Part 2 – Guidance on Software*

Research syntheses projects can be challenging. While software and other resources are available, keeping up with the options and providing guidance take time. This face-to-face workshop provides practice with common tools and discusses issues in project and data management beyond the search.
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Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development (Recording)

Margaret J. Foster & Whitney Townsend, two nationally-recognized experts on the systematic review process, will show you how to plan for a successful review.
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Show Your Work! How to Document and Report Search Strategies for Gold Standard Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Don’t let documentation get you down! This webinar will show you exactly what to track for a systematic review that meets the gold standard of search methods rigor and reporting.
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Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence (Recording)

Learn how you can play an important role in the systematic review process.
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Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency (Recording)

Struggling with the ever complicated systematic review searches, or want to start doing them? This webinar will give you guidance on how to create high quality searches in a faster way.
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Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools (Recording)

Join a panel of experts for an overview of selected systematic review tools, and add valuable skills to your “librarian tool belt”!
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The Computers Work for Us, We Don’t Work for the Computers*

Have you been curious about ways to make artificial intelligence to work for you? Learn how to create better, faster searches with the help of AI in this face-to-face course.
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Three Things To Know About Systematic Reviews (Recording)

If you work on a systematic review team or plan to, you’ll want to know three important things: the essential features of a systematic review (SR), how SRs differ from other review types, and how to determine if an SR on a topic is needed.
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Topic Searching in PubMed: Using the Medical Subject Headings (On Demand)

Learn how to use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for expert PubMed searching in this hands-on, self-paced, online course.
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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question (Recording)

Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question, the first of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
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Level II Approved, Scheduled, and On-Demand Systematic Review Services Courses

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Communicating with Researchers about the Benefits and Risks of AI for Evidence Synthesis (Recording)

Everyone is talking about AI and what it can do, can’t do, and seems to do. Learn how to have conversations with research teams about the capabilities of current AI tools and the risks they present for systematic review rigor and reproducibility.
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Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (Recording)

This webinar helps you learn the fundamentals of critical appraisal of a systematic review/meta-analysis and plain language explanations of key concepts. #MLATeachCritApp
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Defining the Bare Minimum: Challenges in Search and Data Archiving for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Documenting and sharing search strategies and archiving search data seems like it should be easy. But, even documenting the necessary bare minimum is complex and nuanced. Learn how to balance what is ideal with what is practical and reasonable.
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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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Finding Your Competitive Hedge: Evaluating and Adapting Search Hedges (Recording)

If you search, you probably look for ways to search more efficiently and may turn to search hedges as a way to save time. But there are inherent problems with using hedges as is. Learn what these problems are and how to avoid them.
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Guiding Teams through Risk of Bias Tools in Systematic Reviews (Recording)

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.
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Hedging Your Bets: An Introductory Webinar on Locating and Using Search Hedges (Recording)

If you are new to searching or have searching experience and want to begin to learn one of the skills that all expert searchers and librarians on systematic review teams have, you’ll want to learn what search hedges can do for you.
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Introduction to Scoping Reviews (Recording)

If you consult or collaborate on evidence syntheses or teach evidence synthesis and review methods or plan to, you won't want to miss this webinar on scoping reviews from Margaret Foster and Kate Saylor, two recognized experts in the area.
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It Takes a Working Group to Create Strong Reviews: Enhancing Systematic Review Support and Services (Recording)

Do you want to improve the quality of reviews you work on? Develop best practices for establishing, managing, and evaluating systematic review services? Develop closer relationships with and learn from others in your organization who work on reviews? Read on.
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Matching a Research Question to a Review Method (Recording)

Learn how to assist researchers in the very important task of determining if a research question can be answered with a review and, if it can, which type of review best addresses the question.
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