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Past Classes


Biomedical Research Toolkit

Get all of the following in one session! Essential PubMed tips/tricks in 10 minutes Find out what researchers are saying about your articles with AltMetrics Tips for finding the "seminal" article(s) on a topic When to use other powerful Stanford databases on cost/economics, health policy, medical education, etc.  Best approaches to managing your references, PDFs, ... More

PubMed:Basic to Advanced Techniques

Discover the secrets of effective PubMed searching in this hands-on workshop. Attendees will learn how to use MeSH, Limits, Clinical Queries, Related Articles, My NCBI, and FindIt@Stanford to locate references, download full-text, and create current awareness profiles quickly and easily. Course Evaluation

Systematic Reviews: Data Analysis

After a researcher has decided to perform a meta-analysis, an analysis plan would normally be drawn up that can include: how to decide if there is evidence of an effect, estimating the size of the effect, evaluating consistency of results across included studies, and/or the strength of evidence for the ... More

Systematic Reviews: Literature Database Selection, Search Strategies & Reference Management

A well-designed literature review is a critical part of any systematic review or meta-analysis. This presentation will expose you to the tools, strategies and expertise necessary for an efficient and comprehensive literature review. The session will cover elements of database selection; effective search strategy development in collaboration with a research ... More

Systematic Reviews: Presenting Results, Heterogeneity, and Publication Bias

We will revisit meta-analysis approaches for different types of data, including dichotomous and continuous data using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis Software and RevMan. There are a number of ways to present findings in tables and figures, and we will highlight a few common methods.  This session will also cover how to evaluate ... More

Systematic Reviews: Screening Studies for Systematic Reviews Using Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Systematic reviews are heavily influenced by the studies that have been identified and included in a review. To help decide which studies to include and which data a reviewer needs, we will discuss transparent methods that should be employed. We will provide a brief introduction to Covidence, a web-based application ... More