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    Systematic Review Services Specialization Level I Course List

     

    Courses approved for the SRSS Level I are listed below.

    Click here to view all courses in MEDLIB-ED approved for the SRSS. If a course link is bad, SRSS approval has expired. Please contact the MLA's Professional Development Department for more information.

    If you complete an educational activity that is not listed below and would like to have it considered as part of  your application, please fill out an Individual Participant Request (IPR) form.

    We recommend that you complete the required courses in these phases, which move from fundamental to more focused courses:

    Phase 1

    • Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development
    • Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence 
    • What's Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S

    Phase 2

    • Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition 
    • Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams 
    • Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency 

    Phase 3

    • Citation Management for Systematic Reviews
    • Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools

     

    Title
    REQUIRED
    Register for Course in MEDLIB-ED  Credits
    On-Demand: 
    Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development 1.5
    Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence 1.5
    What's Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S 1.5
    Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition 1.5
    Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency 1.5
    Citation Management for Systematic Reviews 3
    Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools 3
    Scheduled (2-3 times/year; check the SRSS catalog in MEDLIB-ED and watch for announcements for the next scheduled offering): 
    Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams 5
    ELECTIVES (choose six credits in any skill areas) Skill Area(s) Credits
    Register for Course in MEDLIB-ED
    On-Demand (some offerings are first offered live and then available on-demand)
    Better, Faster: An Introduction to Systematic Review Automation Tools 16 1.5
    Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service 4,5 1.5
    From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment 1,5,6,7 1.5
    Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews 10,13 1.5
    Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources 7,9 1.5
    Grey (Literature) Matters: Selecting the Right Grey Literature to Search 7,9,10 1.5
    Grey (Literature) Matters: Structuring Your Google Search 9,10 1.5
    Is Google Scholar Smart Enough for Your Reviews 9,10,13 1.5
    Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question 1,2,8 1.5
    Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search 9,10,12,13 1.5
    Using EndNote for Librarian-Mediated Systematic Review Searches 15 1.5
    Face-to-Face, Instructor-Led, & Webinars (previously offered and may be scheduled): 
    Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Including Text Mining 7,10 8
    Advanced Search Techniques and Resources for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses 10,11 8
    Clinical Trials and Regulatory Agencies: Advanced Searching for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses 8,9,13,14 8
    Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: A Hands-on Course 1,3,10,12,13 14
    Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches 10 8
    Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams Webinar 8,9,10,13,14 2
    Register on Course Website 
    Systematic Review Essentials 1,2,9,16 15