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Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: Intro



Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews is designed to prepare librarians to conduct complex systematic review literature searches. This two-day course emphasizes hands-on activities and enriched learning opportunities. By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Conduct a systematic review consultation
  • Design a systematic review search strategy following guidelines and best practices
  • Organize search results
  • Report on methods regarding search design

The course is designed and taught by librarians from Becker Medical Library.

Please review the information found in the other tabs to learn more about the course instructors, the course syllabus, and important registration information. The link to the registration form can be found on the last tab.

MLA CE Credits

Participants who attend the full two-day course can earn 14 MLA CE Credits!

New For 2018

New for 2018!

We continually strive to improve our course. Based on feedback from past participants we have made some exciting changes for 2018:

  • New case study
  • Opportunity to build more search hedges
  • Optional Endnote session
  • More MLA CE credits (14 credits instead of 13.5)!

We hope to see you in April 2018!

Contact Information

Have questions about the course? Please contact:

Angela Hardi:; 314-362-2787


Registration Information

"Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews" will next be offered  April 5-April 6, 2018 in St. Louis, MO

Registration fee: $400

Registration fee includes tuition, printed binder, all materials, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks on both days [Note: travel, accommodations, and dinner are not included in the registration fee]

Registration will open on January 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

If you would like to receive a notification email letting you know when registration is open please contact Angela Hardi ( or Lauren Yaeger ( to be added to our list. 

We have increased the course size to 16 participants. Please register soon if you would like to attend!



Credit and check payments are accepted, however electronic payment via Paypal is preferred. If paying by check, please note that course registration will be forfeited if payment is not received within 5 business days. You will choose your preferred payment option in the registration form.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelation Policy:

Until March 1st: Participants that need to cancel their registration will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee

After March 1st: There will be no registration fee refund unless we are able to fill the spot with another participant. If we are able to fill the spot the registration fee minus a $50 processing fee will be refunded. 


Location Information

This course will be taught at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC) on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. 

Location Information:

Farrell Learning and Teaching Center: 520 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO

Classroom Number: 602