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From the GMR: FREE NLM & AcademyHealth Grey Literature Webinar Series

FREE Webinar Series on Issues in Grey Literature
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine
Hosted by AcademyHealth

Registration Link:
http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/ResourceDetail.cfm?itemnumber=6670
Please note: You do need to register separately for each webinar.

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Grey Lit 101: Shining a White Light on Grey Literature
April 5th (12pm- 1pm EST)

This free webinar provides an introduction to grey literature and its role in health services research, public policy, and critical decision making. Far from implying value, the term grey literature refers to the often undefined and unrestricted way this information is published. Join this
session to learn:

* What is grey literature? Are current definitions and assumptions about grey literature accurate and appropriate?
* Why is grey literature important? What is its short-term and long-run added value?
* What are key grey literature resources for health professionals and health services researchers?
* How would search tactics for grey literature differ for rapid reviews, systematic reviews, and health technology assessments?

Closed-captioning for the webinar will be available on request.

Presenters:
Amanda Hodgson, MLIS
Manager, Information Services
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Sarah McGill, BSc, MLIS
Information Specialist
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

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Grey Lit 102: Advanced Search Strategies for Grey Literature
April 7th (12pm- 1pm EST)

This free webinar (the "consumer's" perspective) discusses the challenges inherent in conducting advanced searches for grey literature and presents tactics for overcoming these challenges. Participants in this session will learn:

* Who are the major users of grey literature, and why?
* What are best practices for searching and incorporating grey literature evidence into larger research efforts?
* Is it possible to systematically review grey literature (why or why not)?
* Are there critical assumptions or search parameters that can target a search and efficiently find desired evidence?

Closed-captioning for the webinar will be available on request.

Presenters:
Melissa Ratajeski, MLIS, RLAT
Reference Librarian
Health Sciences Library System,
University of Pittsburgh

Ahlam Saleh, MD, MLS
Reference Librarian
Health Sciences Library System,
University of Pittsburgh

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Grey Lit 103: Standing Out in a Sea of Grey Literature
April 12th (12pm- 1pm EST)

This free webinar (the "producer's" perspective) outlines how producers of grey literature can optimize their research for searching and increase the likelihood of uptake and use of their work. Participants will learn:

* What grey literature is being produced, and for what purposes?
* Who are the largest producers, and why?
* How can we enhance and standardize the perception of rigor in grey literature?
* In what ways has the electronic publishing "sphere" contributed to the field of grey literature?
* How is grey literature being archived and how do researchers make their research easy to find?
* What are the preservation procedures for major producers?

Closed-captioning for the webinar will be available on request.

Presenters:
Marcus Banks
Director
Graziano Memorial Library/Academic & Instructional Innovation
Samuel Merritt University

Dean Giustini, MLS, MEd
UBC biomedical branch librarian
Diamond Health Care Centre and Vancouver Hospital

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