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Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research - Medical Library Association Books Series (Paperback)
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Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research - Medical Library Association Books Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 278 Pages / Published: 13/06/2018
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Searching the Grey Literature is for librarians interested in learning more about grey literature. If you have ever been asked for a grey literature search but didn't know where to start, this book will help you craft your search successfully. If you are an expert searcher but find that your library patrons are unfamiliar with the vast body of grey literature, this book may be a useful teaching aid. Those that are both new arrivals and established professionals in the field of librarianship will learn much about grey literature from reading this book, and hopefully acquire new search skills and knowledge. Although a wide range of different types of librarians or information professionals may find the content of this book useful, those working in the areas of health or social science will benefit the most from the book's content. Searching the Grey Literature discuss different aspects of grey literature, including an introduction to grey literature, the value of grey literature, search sources for grey literature and how to conduct needs assessment before beginning a grey literature search. Search techniques for identifying grey literature documents, selecting and evaluating grey literature search sources and best searching practices are also discussed in detail.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538100646
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 229 x 151 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A potentially indispensable resource for a broad range of medical librarians. Practical information, decision guides and suggested reference interview questions make this thorough and comprehensive book a must-read for those new to comprehensive literature searching as well as those looking to expand their mental model for locating grey literature. -- Katherine Eastman, clinical and technical services librarian, College of Community Health Sciences, The University of Alabama
Through her mix of sassy comments, common sense, and solid searching tips, Sarah Bonato has managed to weave humor, popular culture and some literary flair into the potentially dry topic of grey literature and all its permutations. A great book to have on your shelf to refer to as needed. -- Mindy Thuna, head, Engineering & Computer Science Library, University of Toronto

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