Workshops, seminars and presentations

I offer workshops, seminars and webinars on internet search techniques, advanced Google commands, social media for research and marketing, business information and market research.

In-house workshops and seminars can be tailored to meet your organisation's specific needs and your budget. Training events can be held on your own premises or I can arrange off-site facilities for you. Alternatively, webinars or one to one Skype calls may be more practical solutions for you.

Contact me Karen Blakeman if you would like to discuss the various options in more detail.

Standard workshops

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Advanced Google searching
How to get the best out of Google and improve search results

Essential non-Google search tools for researchers
General search and specialist alternatives to Google

Free search tools for scientific information
Options for searching and viewing scientific papers and information free of charge

Social Search
When and how to use social media and professional networks as part of your search strategy

Business information resources
Key internet resources for business information concentrating on free and PAYG

Market research and statistics
Resources and search techniques for tracking down quality market research and statistics

Free government, official and legal resources
How to track down current and past papers, policy documents, legislation and official research

Finding and using open data
Tools and techniques for finding and using open data sets

Assessing the quality of information
How to separate the good from the bad and exceedingly ugly

2018/2019 events

Listed below is a selection of the training session I am involved in over the next few months. Some of those listed are in-house events organised for specific groups, companies, or organisations; access to them is restricted to employees or members of those organisations. They are included to give an idea of the type of sessions that I am running this year.

Navigating the Deep Web: Advanced Search Strategies for Researchers [Sold out!]
Full day workshop organised by the UK eInformation Group (UKeiG). 15 November 2018, CILIP London

December inhouse workshop
Image search and analysis

A selection of recent workshops and presentations

Advanced Searching: free search tools for research information

Edited version of a presentation compiled for a recent workshop. Not all of the services, search tools, examples or issues covered in the workshop are included in the slides.

Available on authorSTREAM and Slideshare

Training offered by other organisations

You may also be interested in courses organised by UKeiG. These cover a wide range of subjects relating to electronic information and are often held outside of London. Many include practical sessions. Many of other Special Interest Groups and member networks of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) also run events and training sessions. Further information on these can be found on the CILIP Events page.

Tim Buckley Owen offers pre-packacked and customised courses

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