Available Until 12/31/2024

Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? (Recording)

Researchers can be overwhelmed and confused by the many review types available to them. Learn how to authoritatively guide them to right review for their research questions (e.g., narrative, systematic, rapid, realist, scoping) and how to determine if a question is feasible as a systematic review. 

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Identify the differences and similarities of systematic reviews, narrative reviews, scoping reviews, mapping reviews, and realist reviews.
  • List steps to determine the feasibility of a research question to be answered by conducting a systematic review
  • Describe techniques to get the most out of the initial meetings with clients
  • Describe how to frame questions 

As a bonus, webinar participants will receive a 30% off coupon for the presenters book published with MLA, Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.


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. JewellSarah 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 recorded webinar
  • 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 and 1.5 Illinois CNE contact hours.


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