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Webinar: Systematic Searching – Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency

September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


CLRC will be offering access to the MLA webinar, “Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency.” We only have access to a limited number of licenses to please register below if you are interested! Information regarding accessing the webinar will be shared with registrants prior to the event.

Webinar Description:

Are you struggling with ever-more complicated systematic review searches? Do you have a basic knowledge of Boolean operators, thesaurus terms, and syntax and want to raise your search game? This webinar will give you guidance on creating high-quality searches in a faster way. Bramer and associates have taught his method at several filled-to-capacity annual meeting courses.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify important elements in the search
  • use the published method to create and optimize searches
  • use the shared macros to translate searches between databases


Participants should have basic knowledge of databases (boolean operators, thesaurus terms and syntax).

About the Presenter:

Wichor Bramer is an information specialist at the Erasmus Medical Center Medical Library in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In October 2019, he successfully defended his doctoral (PhD) thesis, “Serving Evidence Syntheses: Improving Literature Retrieval in Systematic Reviews,” in which he describes his method and his research on the effectiveness and efficiency of the method.



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September 24, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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