14 June 2018 from 16:00 to 17:45

Systematic Literature Searches (workshop)

Short description

When searching the biomedical literature, either for a quick answer to a research question, a critically appraised topic (CAT) or a systematic review, it is important not to miss relevant articles. In this hands-on workshop the necessary techniques will be covered. 

What you will learn

Attention will be given to sharpening your research/clinical question, followed by framing it into PICO (Patient-Intervention-Comparison-Outcome) or DDO (Domain-Determinant-Outcome) format. Then techniques on how to search databases like PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library will be shown. Saving your search results in literature management software and fine-tuning by means of citation searching in Scopus and Web of Science will also be covered.


Paulien Wiersma and Felix Weijdema (Subject specialists Life Sciences and Medicine at Utrecht University Library)

Max. number of participants


Number of credits

This workshop takes 1 hour 45 minutes, which is equal to 0.07 EC

Workshop date

Thursday June 14, 2018
Time: 16:00-17:45h

This workshop helps you to think about how to formulate your research question in such a way that systematic literature review becomes easier and more reliable
I acquired the skill for good and relevant literature searches
Start date and time
14 June 2018 16:00
End date and time
14 June 2018 17:45
Entrance fee
Free of charge