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Searching Systematically

Searching Systematically Online


The aim of this workshop is to teach the skills for developing a research question, searching, selecting and managing the best available evidence to answer that research question, according to a defined, planned and consistent method.


RCSI 3.0 CPD credit,  NMBI 4.0 CEUs

Learning Outcomes

The session is divided into three parts

Part 1

  • Develop a focused research question
  • Describe your question using a recognised template such as PICO
  • Understand the different types of clinical questions and their corresponding level of evidence

Part 2 

  • Understand the different sources of information
  • Understand and use search language
  • Develop a search strategy that is systematic and reproducible

Part 3

  • Understand the importance of documenting your search
  • Understand Prisma workflow and checklist for transparency, accountability and replicability
  • Understand the risk of bias and the importance of inclusion/exclusion criteria

Related LibGuide: Searching systematically by Isabelle Delaunois

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
10:00am - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Information Skills Training  
Registration has closed.


The session will be followed up with an evaluation survey

Course Requirements

Reliable Internet access

Access to a PC/laptop and headphones.  A mobile phone or tablet is not advised for this training

Specific course requirements

Precourse material including powerpoint slides and sample questions will be sent to all registered participants before the online session.

Event Organizer

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Helen Clark


Sligo University Hospital



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Isabelle Delaunois

Librarian University Hospital Limerick. Areas of interest; Systematic searching, evidence based practice    

Margaret Morgan


Regional Hospital Mullingar


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