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This session provides an overview on why Google may not be the best place to search for evidence. This is NOT a search skills session.

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PLEASE NOTE: This session is for PHE employees.

If you work in a Local Authority Public Health Team please visit https://phelibrary.koha-ptfs.co.uk/laph/ for information on services available for you.

Objectives

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

  • Explain some of the problems with using Google to conduct an evidence search.
  • Recognise fake websites and how to evaluate web pages in general.
  • Understand that not all websites are created equal
  • Recognise some of the issues that can arise when using Google Scholar rather than searching bibliographic databases (e.g. Medline).
  • Have more confidence in using reliable information online.

Content

  • Common myths about google
  • How search results are organised and presented (bias and search bubbles)
  • AstroTurf
  • Fake websites
  • Is it fact or opinion
  • Problems with Google Scholar
  • Tips for searching Google (when you really must)
  • How to evaluate web pages

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