Introduction to literature searching

When and where

27 April 2018
Royal College Of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Introduction to literature searching

This 1 day workshop will introduce you to the methods for developing systematic searches.



Do you need to find all the relevant published medical literature for your project whilst keeping the number of retrieved articles manageable?

Introduction to literature searching will allow you to retrieve relevant information to inform your systematic review, health technology appraisal, guideline or project.

Delivering this workshop will be Information Specialists from the National Guideline Centre who have extensive experience in literature searching and finding evidence to inform guidelines and systematic reviews.

There will be presentations, demonstrations, practical exercises and an accompanying workbook containing extra useful resources.

What you will learn.

This workshop will cover how to:

  • translate your question in to a search
  • select appropriate resources
  • search databases
  • use reference management software
  • adapt/update searches


By the end of the workshop, the participant should be able to:

  • run a searches for identifying evidence to answer a specific question
  • record results and strategies for a review

Who should apply?

This workshop is suitable for all healthcare professionals (multidisciplinary) and specialties, those who are new to systematic reviewing or require a refresher session.

Dates and booking details

The course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Cost, including printed course materials, refreshments and lunch.

Please go to training courses to see other courses we run.

Additional information: Please note that travel and accommodation costs are not included. 


Cancellation requests must be sent to and will be subject to a 25% charge. No refunds will be made for cancellations notified within 21 days of the event. The NGC reserves the right to cancel the event, in which case all registration fees will be refunded.