This is a collection of resources compiled for the 'A day with... Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)' virtual event on 22 October 2020.
All the resources listed below are freely accessible at any time before, during and after the event. Additionally, we are offering special free access to the Cochrane Interactive Learning module 3: Searching for studies from October 8th until November 5th 2020 (see section below).
- Chapter 4: Searching for and selecting studies
- 4.S1 Technical Supplement to Chapter 4: Searching for and selecting studies
- 4.S2 Supplementary material: Appendix of resources
- Chapter 19.3: Adverse effects, Identification of evidence
- Chapter 21.7: Searching for qualitative evidence
The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is the official guide that describes in detail the process of preparing and maintaining Cochrane systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions.
Cochrane Interactive Learning
Part of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course on Conducting an Intervention Review, this module covers the importance of a rigorous and systematic approach to searching for studies. In this module you will learn how to plan and design a search, choose sources for identifying published and unpublished studies, and how to manage and report the process. The module was freely available from October 8th until November 5th 2020. Click here for more info about the course registration and subscription options.
Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group website
The website of the IRMG includes information about the group, a list of key publications and official documents, training and other resources and contact information.
Cochrane Information Specialist's Handbook
This online resource is for Cochrane Information Specialists (CIS) and includes chapters on the role of CISs, specialized registers, the Cochrane Register of Studies, handsearching, author support, communication, professional development, PICO annotation, and other topics.
Cochrane Information Specialist's Support
CIS Support provides induction training, ongoing training, and support to all Cochrane Information Specialist (CISs) in all aspects of their role within a Cochrane Group.