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Searching Systematically for your Research

Searching Systematically for your Research Online


The aim of this workshop is to teach the skills for developing a research question, searching, selecting and managing the best available evidence to answer that research question, according to a defined, planned and consistent method.  Although a sample search will be demonstrated, this course does not focus on how to search a specific database.


RCSI x 2.0 CPD credits

NMBI x 2.0 CEU credits (Pending)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a good research question

  2. Describe your question using a recognized template such as PICO or PEO

  3. Select appropriate resources 

  4. Build awareness of functionalities such as keyword searching, subject headings, Boolean logic, proximity operators

  5. Develop a search strategy

  6. Saving search strategies and results

Related LibGuide: Searching systematically by Gabriel Graves

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
11:00am - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  HSE Staff & Authorised Library Users  
  Information Skills Training  
Registration has closed.


Part 1
Develop a focused research question
Describe your question using a recognised template such as PICO, PEO etc.
Understand the different types of clinical questions and their corresponding level of evidence

Part 2
Understand the different sources of information
Understand and use search language
Develop and save a search strategy that is systematic and reproducible

Additional information

Pre-course materials will be emailed to registered patricipants before the training. 

By registering you agree to receive a feedback survey following the training.   The session will be recorded. 

It is recommended that participants on this course also attend a HLI database training course (eg Searching Medline/CINAHL) and the Managing references using EndNote and Rayyan course

Event Organizer

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Helen Clark


Sligo University Hospital



Margaret Morgan


Regional Hospital Mullingar


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