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The Pieces of Systematic Review - Final Wrap-Up and Q&A Session

Class Details

Pieces is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on topics related to systematic reviews on the first Thursday of every month from 10am-11am CT. Each webinar will highlight one of the following questions (in sequence):

1. How do you determine if a research question right for a systematic review? (Feb 2)
2. What searches beyond the typical databases should be done? (Mar 2)
3. What happens after the search? (Apr 6)
4. What free software is useful for conducting review? (May 4)
5. How can a librarian support other types of reviews (scoping, integrative, rapid)? (Jun 1)
6. What are the new developments in review methods? (Jul 6)

For the final class, Margaret Foster will give a brief overview summary of the series and address any questions that have arisen over the course of the series as well as any asked during the session. So bring your questions about systematic reviews!

Guest speaker: Margaret Foster, MLIS, MPH

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Login information will be updated after each session has taken place. No registration is required.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Aug 3, 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
Continuing Education Credits: 

Pieces is a special monthly webinar offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region in collaboration with Margaret Foster, Associate Professor and Systematic Reviews Coordinator at Texas A&M University. The original series had six sessions and the second second will have five sessions covering various aspects of systematic reviews.

Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this monthly limited-run webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

Each session is eligible for Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be archived for future viewing.

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