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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
  • Translate a search strategy for multiple databases
  • Report search design methods for a manuscript or other publication

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

Please review the information found in the FAQs and other tabs found above to learn more about the course and course instructors.e link to the registration form can be found on the last tab.



  • 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.

Contact Information

Have questions about the course? Please contact:

Lauren Yaeger:; 314-362-8092


Wait List

The course is full and registration is closed. If you would like to be placed on our wait list in the event that a registered participant cannot attend please send an email to Lauren Yaeger at Thank you for your interest in Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews!

MLA CE Credits

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

Registration Information

"Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews" has been rescheduled for August 6-7th, 2020 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 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM Central Time

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 16 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