Advanced Search Techniques and Strategy Design for Systematic Reviews, Health Technology Assessment, and Guideline Development: Bern, Switzerland

Course organised jointly with the University of Bern Library

This 4-day course will address the challenges of designing advanced search strategies in large bibliographic databases using different conceptual combinations and search techniques. It will also introduce textual analytic and text mining techniques to demonstrate their potential for strategy design and testing.
Aimed at information professionals and others wishing to develop advanced strategies and facing challenges in designing strategies that retrive relevant material but are also efficient in the number of records retrieved.


Target audience
Healthcare librarians and other information professionals wishing to develop/design advanced strategies using relevant material.

Julie Glanville
Associate Director for Information Services
York Health Economics Consortium
(YHEC), University of York, York (UK).
Carol Lefebvre
Independent Information Consultant
Oxford (UK), former Senior Information Specialist, UK Cochrane Centre (1992 –2012).

Gerhard Bissels , Librarian, Fachbereichsbibliothek Bühlplatz, Universität Bern, Baltzerstrasse 4, 3012 Bern
+41 (0)31 631 49 47,

Course description

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