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Searching for Grey Literature

31st May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To register for this event, please visit EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/searching-for-grey-literature-tickets-147835378597 

This session is for UKHSA staff.
Details of Information Skills Training available to Local Authority Public Health Teams are available on our Support for Local Authority Public Health Teams pages. 


To provide attendees with the skills and knowledge to conduct a structured literature search using up to three sources of grey literature.


By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain what constitutes grey literature.
  • Prepare an answerable search question.
  • Formulate a search strategy in the context of grey literature.
  • Apply a search strategy to sources of grey literature (e.g. OpenGrey, King’s Fund, TRIP Database).
  • Use appropriate syntax (e.g. truncation, wildcards, Boolean operators).
  • Have increased confidence in using grey literature sources to identify evidence to address a search question.


  • What is grey literature?
  • Planning and defining your search question
  • Creating your search strategy
  • Interactive: creating your own search strategy
  • Identifying available sources
  • Inputting search terms and applying limits and filters
  • Assessing and amending your results
  • Saving your search history and search results
  • Obtaining full-text​
  • Interactive: apply this knowledge to up to three sources of grey literature
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31st May
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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UKHSA Knowledge & Library Services