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Grey is the New Black—Grey Literature: How to Find It?

February 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Audience:Current Students

Searching the grey literature is an important part of conducting a systematic, scoping, or other comprehensive literature review. However, grey literature can often be tricky and overwhelming to search. This workshop will provide students with a greater understanding of how grey literature is defined, the benefits of searching it, and links to a number of useful sites providing access of resources relevant to students in different fields. The workshop will have a hands-on component. Session will be delivered via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define what grey literature is and is not
  • Justify why it is important to search grey literature when conducting knowledge syntheses
  • Identify key grey literature sources
  • Select grey literature sources specific to a topic and begin creating a search plan
  • Articulate the process involved with producing a well-documented and transparent grey literature search

Facilitators: Aleksandra Blake & Margaret McLeod (MacOdrum Library)

All graduate students and postdocs are welcome. If you are working as a TA, this session counts toward voluntary paid training hours, provided that you are working as a TA in the term when the training takes place.