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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!

Contact Information

Have questions about the course? Please contact:

Lauren Yaeger:; 314-362-8092


Wait List

The course is full. If you would like to be placed on our wait list please contact Lauren Yaeger

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.  

New For 2019

New for 2019

  • This year we are asking course participants to bring a laptop. We will have a small collection of computers available for those who cannot bring a computer. This will allow us to hold the course in a room that is more conducive to group learning. Please see the "computers" tab above for more information.
  • We are introducing an optional post-course systematic review exercise. This will allow course participants to work on a sample systematic review literature search after the course has completed and receive feedback from course instructors. More information will be provided about this new option in April! 

Registration Information

"Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews" will next be offered  April 1-April 2, 2019 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 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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

Course size is limited to 12 participants.


Cancellation Policy

Cancelation Policy:

Until February 28th: Participants that need to cancel their registration will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee

After February 28th: 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 in Becker Medical Library on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. 

Location Information:

Becker Medical Library: 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110

Room number: 405