The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Have you heard the term grey literature (greylit) but don’t know what it is? Are you mandated to use grey literature in your research but not sure how to find it? Then this is the workshop for you!
The first half of the session will help you to understand what greylit is, its history, who produces it, and why it is important. The presentation will consist of definitions and assumptions about greylit along with who uses it and why.
The second half of the session will be a hands-on activity on searching for relevant greylit. Participants will learn advanced search techniques using Google, Twitter, and the Academy’s GreyLit Report.
Danielle Aloia is Special Projects Librarian at The New York Academy of Medicine. She received her Masters of Science in Library Science from Catholic University of America in 2005, with a concentration in the health sciences. She has worked in libraries for over 20 years. She has been collecting and cataloging grey literature for 10 years, first at AARP for the AgeLine Database and then for the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the past 5 years, she has managed the Grey Literature Report produced by the New York Academy of Medicine.