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Introduction to Systematic Review Searching - RCPSC CME Credit Available
This session will provide an overview of the requirements for systematic review searches. This session will consist of lectures, practical exercises, and hands-on database searching. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

1. Identify systematic reviews and distinguish them from other reviews,
2. Recognize the breadth of resources required to execute a systematic review search,
3. Develop a well formulated search question and structure a search using the PICO format,
4. Know how to apply appropriate date, language and publication type limits,
5. Document a search in a standardized form,
6. Understand the importance of peer-review of systematic review searches
7. Recognize the level of expert searching needed for a systematic review

Participants are encouraged to bring search topics, but this is not required.

This session is part of the "Information Skills for Health Professionals" program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Restricted to University of Alberta Faculty, Staff and Students. CCID and password are required for participation.

If you have signed up for the class but cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that someone on the waiting list can register. To cancel your registration or to be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Erin Sanderman at
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Library Resources for Grad Students
This free three-hour workshop introduces a wide range of University of Alberta Libraries research resources.

For example,
- strategies for identifying, locating, and accessing useful sources for your research;
- how to keep track of what you find (e.g. citation managers such as RefWorks, search alerts);
- keeping track of what you do (e.g. data management plans, research materials/ data respository options)
- and, most importantly, how to get help with your research along the way.

The format is a combination of presentation, group discussion, and short activities. The exact order of the presentation is influenced by group dynamics - sometimes it is very linear, sometimes more free-flowing. It is not specific to any discipline and augments other discipline-specific orientations, workshops, and consultations.

It is offered free by the University of Alberta Libraries to anyone at the University of Alberta (and possibly beyond). The timing often coordinates with the Getting Started on your Thesis Writing Strategies (TWS) workshop offered by the Student Success Centre.

The University of Alberta Libraries offers a variety of workshops and we are always open to individual or small group meetings at mutually convenient times. Use the ASK US link in the top right of to make an appointment (don't be shy).

All sessions in Rutherford Library South, 2-03 computer lab.
7 Oct 2015, Wednesday 9:00-12:00
9 Oct 2015, Friday, 13:00-16:00

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