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Systematic Review Service and Classes at the NIH Library

Have you tried the NIH Library’s new Systematic Review Service yet? Our Librarians are available to guide you through your entire systematic review process, from development of your research question through fully understanding the search process, screening, data abstraction, and manuscript writing. For more information about the Systematic Review Service, or to schedule a consultation, please see the NIH Library Systematic Review Service page.

And if you want to learn more about the systematic review process from beginning to end, the NIH Library is offering a series of classes. Click on the links below for more information and to register.

An Introduction to the Systematic Review Process (webinar, overview)

September 5, 12:00–1:00 p.m.  

This webinar provides an introduction to the systematic review process, including the many steps involved in conducting a true systematic review: developing the protocol, researching the question, conducting the literature searches, managing the citations and data, screening and extracting the data, and writing the manuscript.

This class serves as an introduction to systematic reviews, to be taken prior to the three-part webinar series below, where we dive deeper into various steps of the process.

Systematic Reviews: Types of Reviews and Literature Searching (webinar, part 1)

September 12, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

This is the introductory class of a three-part series in which NIH Library staff provide a deeper examination of systematic reviews. This one-hour webinar focuses on the different types of systematic reviews and their approaches, protocol creation, scope definition, and methods for conducting a systematic search of the literature for your research question.

Screening Best Practices and Managing Your Data for Systematic Reviews (webinar, part 2)

September 18 , 12:00–1:00 p.m.

An overview of what to do after you have written your protocol, finalized your research question, and mapped out your literature search. This webinar provides an overview of how to establish your inclusion and exclusion criteria, and how to screen and collect data from relevant studies. This is the second class in a three-part webinar series on the systematic review process.

Using EndNote for Systematic Reviews (in-person class)

September 20, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

EndNote is a powerful citation management tool that can be helpful in the systematic review process. It can help you track references, add keywords and attachments, organize your citations, and format your bibliography. This class will begin with a quick review of how to obtain EndNote through the NIH Library subscription. Then, an overview will provide details on how to add references, use folders and groups for screening, manage full-text PDFs, share your EndNote library, add keywords to your references and files and search within them, and insert references into your systematic review manuscript.

Getting Your Systematic Review Written and Published (webinar, part 3)

September 25, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

It is time to get your systematic review written, edited, and submitted for publication. Attend this webinar to ensure that you have followed all appropriate reporting guidelines and standards for conducting your systematic review, and receive helpful suggestions on how to structure your manuscript and select an appropriate journal for its submission. An overview of the various systematic review reporting guidelines and standards will be provided. This is the third class in a three-part webinar series on the systematic review process.

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