Conducting a Systematic Review: An Overview of the Process
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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A high-quality systematic review is the most reliable source of evidence to help clinical decision making. This presentation will briefly discuss the steps, best practices, and strategies for conducting a systematic review in a smaller library setting or for a solo librarian with multiple job roles in an academic medical center. The most important elements such as librarian’s role and collaboration strategies, research question development, searching and data management, helpful standards and tools, and getting the work published etc.  will be discussed.  


Prasanna Vaduvathiriyan, MLS, is a health sciences librarian with research interest in investigating innovative approaches in health sciences education and research. She is committed to function as an integral member of the University of Kansas Medical Center campus-wide care team by facilitating the access and delivery of critical and evidence-based information in healthcare, research, and education. Although Prasanna has multiple job roles, she identifies systematic review collaboration as one of the essential expertise of a medical librarian. She has completed essential trainings and successfully collaborated with researchers in conducting reviews.

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan Goal 1: Accelerate discovery and advance health through data-driven research by using health information resources and data to identify, evaluate, and summarize the findings of all relevant individual studies over a health-related issue, thereby making the available evidence more accessible to decision makers. 

This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct


After the session, the attendees will be able to:

  • Accurately describe what a systematic review is
  • Provide an overview of steps involved in conducting a systematic review
  • Identify the best practices involved in the process
  • Explore successful collaboration strategies to complete the project

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): June 14, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by Region 3.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Margie Sheppard
Technical Assistance: Sarah Dickey

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