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Department of Public Health HSE Mid-West, Limerick Mount Kenneth : Searching Systematically

Department of Public Health HSE Mid-West, Limerick Mount Kenneth : Searching Systematically In-Person

This workshop is for the Department of Public Health HSE Mid-West Limerick only.


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.

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

Monday, August 8, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  HSE Staff & Authorised Library Users  
  Information Skills Training     Library Event  
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The session will be followed up with an evaluation survey

Course Requirements

  • Reliabe Internet access
  • Access to a PC/Laoptop and headphones. A mobile phone or tablet is not advised for this training

Event Organizer

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Isabelle Delaunois

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

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