After attending this course you will have knowledge about:
- Converting a research question into a search strategy
- Finding search terms
- Constructing a systematic search strategy
- Search methods and adapting search strategies to different databases
- Documenting search strategies so that they can be reproduced
- Handling search results
Please register by 9 October at 15:00
Recommended prerequisite skills and knowledge
- Basic literature searching skills (e.g. knowledge and skills about searching PubMed or other bibliographic databases). See our support pages on literature searching.
- It may be useful to watch the webinar What every researcher should know about searching (YouTube, 39 minutes) before the course.
- Presentations, demonstrations, and practical exercises.
- The databases demonstrated will be MEDLINE, Embase, or APA PsycInfo from Ovid (may depend on the participants’ submtted research questions), and Cochrane Library.
- To get the most out of the course we recommend that you submit your research question beforhand (see below).
- There are computers available, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
Your own topic
At the course each participant will work on their own topic. Convert your topic into an answerable and searchable question, preferably by using PICO or another framework. Please submit your question using this online form by 10 October at 8 AM so that we can look at it before the course.
This course is aimed at topics and methods used in medicine and health. It is particularly relevant for students and employees at Oslo University Hospital, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry, in addition to the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Psychology. Researchers and students working on health related topics at other faculties and departments, e.g. educational sciences and informatics, may also benefit from the course.
Number of places
Maximum 12. A minimum of 5 registered participants is required to run the course.