October 27-29 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Workshops at Internet Librarian include one full-day academy, Searchers Academy, along with a wide array of half day workshops on topics including information architecture, trends, Drupal, makerspace, negotiating, metrics, designing space, and more.

W16 - Grey Lit Boot Camp

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian and Collection Development Librarian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Information discovery for the most important evidence is an essential skill of info professionals, but much of info searching focuses on the published literature. Finding and incorporating grey literature search results along with published literature is becoming an increasingly essential step of the searching process. Grey literature can be quickly searched and disseminated for all types research and the inclusion of grey literature search results can benefit all types information requests-a grey literature search need not be just for a systematic or scoping review. This workshop provides an overview of the evolving types of grey literature, intros and demos of selected searching tools for locating grey literature, evaluates the best searching practices for grey literature. It covers the searching process for particular types of reference requests and different types of search methods to locate diverse grey literature documents from both national and international sources. It includes: how to quickly apply quality filters to search results, critical appraisal of grey literature publications, searching for grey literature sources from diverse geographical locations, demos of quick search tips and navigation strategies that can adapted for a wide range of users. Bring your laptop and practice during the boot camp!

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