Skip to main content
Becker Medical Library logotype
Library Quicklinks and Information

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


Wait List

The course is full. If you would like to be placed on our wait list please contact Angela Hardi at

In the event that a currently-enrolled participant can no longer attend, you will be notified with the option of registering for the April course. Otherwise you will be the first to receive notification when the course is scheduled again.  

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