When: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Location: MTCC 203B

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Health Libraries. Subjects: Academic, Health, and Reference.


Creative approaches to information discovery is a crucial skill of info professionals, and grey literature is often a key source that may be often overlooked. There are numerous search methods for grey lit, but Google is often the ideal method for quickly locating grey lit for all types of information requests. Google for the greys can be easy as pie, but a persisting and pertinent question is how and when to stop searching? Structured Google searching is a search approach which helps focus your search and narrow down your results. This session will provide an overview of structured Google searching for grey literature, provide examples of research projects when structured Google searching has been utilized, and tips for designing your own structured grey lit Google search. Alternative search engines, such as DuckDuckGo, MillionShort and WolframAlpha will also be discussed.