Systematic Review Workshops
A systematic review is a "high-level overview of primary research on a focused question"1 utilizing high quality research evidence through identifying, selecting, sythesizing, and appraising data.
The Libraries frequently offer in-person workshops tailored to specific aspects of the systematic review process. These workshops are open to anyone, but priority registration is given to University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students.
Note: Registration is required to attend. To access the registration form, please click on the workshop you are interested in attending in the calendar below.
For faculty only: To request an instruction session for your class or a workshop for your department, please fill out the Systematic Review Workshop Request form.
Our workshops have limited spaces and are usually booked up quickly. If you are interested in any of them, it is highly recommended to sign up for our mailing list. You will then be the first one to know when the registration is open.
If your systematic review project cannot be fully resolved by these workshops, the UMD Libraries also offer one-on-one consultations that are free to all UMD affiliates. Fill out the Systematic Review Appointment Request Form to schedule an appointment with a subject librarian.
For future workshops, check the Research Commons Calendar (scroll down the page to reach the calendar).
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Explore the basics of conducting a systematic literature review, including tips and tools for framing a research question, developing a search strategy, searching the literature databases, and managing the complex process of conducting a systematic review. Learn about ways librarians can collaborate with you on this undertaking.
Search Strategy Design for Systematic Reviews
Developing a search strategy for your systematic review can be a complicated process. Let a librarian demystify the process and help you identify concepts to craft a comprehensive, yet precise string of terms and syntax to get you the information you need from literature databases.
Zotero: Managing References for Systematic Reviews
Learn how to use the Zotero citation management software to import, deduplicate, and manage citations compiled from literature searches conducted as part of a systematic review.
EndNote: Managing References for Systematic Reviews
Learn how to use the EndNote and EndNote Online citation management software to import, de-duplicate, and manage citations compiled from literature searches conducted as part of a systematic review.
Systematic Review Tools
Become acquainted with the tools available to help support systematic reviews. From collecting references to writing your manuscript, we will cover tools that can support you and your team on every step of the process. We will have work stations available to trial several of the tools covered so you can get started immediately.