Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics


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This course looks at how to design complex search strategies and complements our training on advanced search techniques. This training event will address the challenges of developing search strategies to capture complex topics in large bibliographic databases using different conceptual combinations and search techniques. The training event will also introduce textual analytic and text mining techniques to demonstrate their potential for strategy design and testing. Participants will undertake exercises using open source visualisation tools to investigate terms within sets of records.

This Advanced Search Strategy course complements our Advanced Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, HTA and Guideline Development course and the Software to Support the Systematic Review Process course. You will receive 10% discount when adding two of the above courses to the basket or 15% discount when adding all three courses to the basket.

We ask that you bring your own laptops to this course. If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact Niki (Training Course Administrator).


Please click here for a provisional agenda.

Course Trainers

The training day presenters will be Julie Glanville, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York and Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant and Director, Lefebvre Associates Ltd, and Hannah Wood, Senior Information Specialist, York Health Economics Consortium.


All courses are held at the University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD.

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