Available Until 12/31/2024

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 two recognized experts in the area.

Margaret Foster and Kate Saylor will introduce you to scoping reviews and give you guidance and insights on the questions for which a scoping review is appropriate, best practices for conducting scoping searches, and how to address common challenges in conducting scoping reviews.

You’ll leave the session with knowledge that will enable you to better guide your clients, expand the types of publishable projects you can work on, and raise your profile in the evidence synthesis field.


This webinar is an approved elective for Level II of the Systematic Review Services Specialization.



Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the methodological differences between scoping reviews and other common literature review types
  • Advise clients on when a scoping review is appropriate
  • Identify the major resources that provide guidance on scoping review methods
  • Describe the search and analysis challenges common to scoping reviews



Health sciences librarians and other information professionals who consult or collaborate on evidence syntheses or teach evidence synthesis and review methods.



Kate Saylor photoKate M. Saylor, MSI is the informationist for the School of Nursing, School of Public Health's Health Behavior and Health Education department, and the Office of Public Health Practice at University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library. Kate 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 PhD programs at the School of Nursing.


Margaret Foster photoMargaret J. Foster, MS, MPH, AHIP is a Professor at Texas A&M University School of Medicine where she serves as the Director of the Center for Systematic Reviews and Research Syntheses. With nearly 2 decades of experience collaborating on reviews, she has published in medicine, public health, veterinary medicine, education, agriculture, engineering, and other fields. She is the founder of the Systematic Reviews Caucus of the Medical Library Association, and the co-author of the first book written on systematic reviews for librarians, Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians (2017) and the recently Piecing Together Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses (2022).



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.

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