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Literature searching - 04/11/2020

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4 November 2020
Royal College of Physicians of London

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Literature searching - 04/11/2020

Literature searching training: a systematic approach is a 1-day workshop that will introduce you to methods for developing systematic searches that will allow you to retrieve relevant information to inform your systematic review, health technology appraisal, guideline or project.

Our course will teach you how to retrieve relevant published medical literature for your project whilst keeping the number of retrieved articles manageable and show you a sound methodological, reproducible approach.

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 which will also contain extra useful resources. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and you are encouraged to send suggestions in advance for discussion.

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 participants should be able to:

  • run reproducible and transparent searches for identifying evidence to answer a specific question
  • record results and strategies for a review, guideline or technology appraisal
  • demonstrate and explain the search approach to end users and project sponsors

Who should apply?

This workshop is suitable for all healthcare professionals (multidisciplinary) and specialties, information professionals and anyone who requires this skill in their role.

Booking details

The course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Cost, including printed course materials, refreshments and lunch.

Please note that travel and accommodation costs are not included.


Cancellation requests must be sent to NGC-courses@rcplondonac.uk 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.