Grey Matters: Structuring your Google Search

Date of Live Event: Wednesday, November 6, 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health, and the author of Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research.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 second webinar in the series is Grey Matters: Structuring your Google Search.

Structured Google searching and Google-powered search tools can identify literature that other search tools miss, but there are significant challenges to designing and carrying these searches. This webinar provides an overview of structured Google searching using Google-powered search tools, such as Google Custom Search Engines and Google Scholar, and alternative search engines, such as DuckDuckGo, Million Short, and WolframAlpha.

 

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Learning how to use Google for grey lit resources for answering health and medical reference questions
  • Expert searching using Google
  • Reproducibility in searching for grey literature

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: November 6, 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.