Grey (Literature) Matters: Selecting the Right Grey Literature to Search

Date of Live Event: Wednesday, October 2, 1:00pm–2:30pm, Central Time. Recording available soon after.

Join Sarah Bonato, MIS, for a two-part series on grey (literature) matters. Sarah is the lead reference/research librarian at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON, co-author of a number of systematic reviews and guidelines in behavioral health, and the author of Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research. The October webinar is for all librarians and information professionals interested in learning more about grey literature. The November webinar is for information professionals and librarians with searching experience or who do systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and other complex reviews. The first webinar in the series is Grey Matters: Selecting the Right Grey Literature to Search.

This webinar introduces you to the many types of grey literature and how to determine which type of grey literature to search to meet a request. You’ll get insights into questions to ask researchers, decision aids, data saturation, and how to develop a search plan and set a search scope for including unpublished research, clinical trials, grey data, reports, government documents, and other types of grey literature. #MLAGreyLitSearch

 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  •    Know the varying types of grey literature
  •    Assess the weakness and strengths of different types of grey literature
  •    Decide which types of grey literature to search for specific requests
  •    Know the rational for including or excluding a specific type of grey literature from a search
  •    Be able to provide guidance to library users/information users on which type of grey literature that will be the most beneficial and suitable for their search request

Presenters

Sarah Bonato is a reference/research librarian at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON and is a graduate of the MIS program at the University of Toronto and has a BA in Sociology from Kalamazoo College. At the CAMH Library, she is the lead for reference services and research services. Her workplace responsibilities include systematic review/scoping review/knowledge synthesis searching, search coaching, supervising library students on special projects, and writing for the CAMH Library blog. She has also been listed as the co-author of systematic reviews/guidelines in the subject area of behavioral health. Her research interests include giving presentations, webinars and workshops on grey literature. She is the author of the book, Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Date/Time: October 2, 1:00pm–2:30pm, Central Time
  • Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

 

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Grey (Literature) Matters Webinar Series Special Offer

The webinar series special offer, presented by Sarah Bonato includes 1 bonus recorded webinar.