Grey Literature Webinar Series

Grey literature is a key part of health services research, from reports produced by the Congressional Budget Office, to white papers and issue briefs developed by academic centers and non-governmental organizations. Yet searching these sources in a systematic way can be challenging. To provide more information on grey literature in HSR, the National Library of Medicine and AcademyHealth are hosting a free, three-part webinar series on grey literature in April. The series provides an overview of grey literature and approaches to searching for health services research; a consumer’s guide to conducting advanced searches of grey literature; and a producer’s perspective on the “searchability” of grey literature and how to effectively produce and distribute research.

Grey Lit 101: Shining a White Light on Grey Literature
April 5 (12:00 -1:00 p.m. EDT)

  • Definitions and assumptions about grey literature;
  • Short- and long-term importance and uses of grey literature; and
  • Search tactics for grey literature and other resources for health services researchers and health professionals.

Grey Lit 102: Advanced Search Strategies for Grey Literature
April 7 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT)

  • Best practices for searching and incorporating grey literature evidence into larger research efforts;
  • Discussion of how to systematically review grey literature; and
  • Key search parameters and assumptions to help target searches of grey literature.

Grey Lit 103: Standing Out in a Sea of Grey Literature
April 12 (12:00 -1:00 p.m. EDT)

  • Types and uses of grey literature being produced;
  • Identities and priorities of the largest producers of grey literature;
  • The influence of electronic publishing on the field of grey literature;
  • Strategies for researchers to make their work easy to find; and
  • Methods for archiving grey literature.

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Each session is free, but separate registration is required. Space is limited. Register now.

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