Sunday, February 08, 2015

Upcoming Online Course on Grey Literature

The Education Institute, the continuing education program developed by The Partnership of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada, is organizing a 4-session online course on Grey Literature: Google for it and More. The first course is February 10:
"This course provides an overview of the types of grey literature, selected searching tools for locating grey literature, evaluating the best search grey literature searching process for particular types of reference requests and different types of search methods to locate diverse documents from both national and inter nation sources. Learn how quickly apply quality filters to search results and critical appraisal of grey literature publications."

"A special focus will be on the importance of actively searching for grey literature sources from diverse geographical locations. Participants will have opportunities for hands on practice and take-home exercises will be given at the end of each session."

"Resources such as Open Access journals, government publications, association publications, and other publications which do not fall under the umbrella of peer-review and scholarly journals contain valuable information but, 'how do we, as information professionals, locate and retrieve it?' "
The instructor is Sarah Bonato, Information Specialist/Librarian at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto. The course has an emphasis on health-related materials.

Date: February 10, 12, 17, 19
Time: 10:30 AM EST
Duration: 4 sessions each 1 hour
Price: $150 Ontario Library Association Member / $180 Non-Member

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 8:27 pm


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