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December 7th MLA Webinar: Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews

  • 12/07/2016
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • UTSW – Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center (Library Admin Conference Room (E3.314E)

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center will host the MLA Webinar:

‘Beyond Systematic: The Librarians’ Role in Shaping Reviews Webcast’

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: UTSW – Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center (Library Admin Conference Room E3.314E )

HealthLINE members are invited to join us. All attendees are eligible to earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours, and the participants’ manual will be distributed by email to registered attendees prior to the event. If you are interested in attending, please let me know by email (joy.russell@utsouthwestern.edu ).


As review articles evolved from traditional narrative reviews to methods-based reviews, the librarian’s role likewise evolved from the traditional literature searcher to expert searcher and review methodology navigator. The “systematic review” buzzword now encompasses a variety of methodologies and review types, from the well-known systematic reviews and meta-analyses to rapid reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, and more.

Navigating these less well-known or evolving methodologies and guiding researchers along the entire process of the review are essential components of shaping the review. Using cases from the field, librarians and review experts will describe some of the methodologies beyond the systematic review and highlight how they are best put to use. Since many tough systematic review questions are situation specific, experts will also tackle viewer-submitted stumpers and share tips for shaping and framing the research question and guiding researchers to the best review type for their questions. Overall, this webcast will help viewers to differentiate among methods, understand how to shape research questions, and better guide researchers to choose appropriate methods.

More Information Link: http://www.mlanet.org/blog/beyond-systematic-the-librarian-s-role-in-shaping-reviews

Location Details:

Directions and parking information: http://library.utsouthwestern.edu/about/directions.cfm

Location: Library Admin Conference Room (E3.314E)

While the Library is badge-access only, you are able to get to the conference room without a badge; you just need to walk a little more.  Instead of entering the Library’s front entrance, turn to the left (stay inside the building!) and follow the corridor (past the UTSW Nobel Laureate portraits!) until you get to the Building E elevator lobby (to the left of the University seals).  Take the elevators up one level (to the 3rd floor) and then follow the signs to the Library Admin Office Suite.

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