The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is pleased to announce a
one-day course on "Navigating the Deep Web: Advanced Search Strategies for
Researchers" at CILIP's headquarters in the heart of London on Friday 8th
June 2018.

“I’m getting nowhere with my research. I keep coming up with same old
rubbish again and again. What am I doing wrong?”

A significant volume of high quality, valuable information cannot be found
by using standard search engines. Google and Bing only retrieve about 1% of
the information available on the Internet, and relevant content is often
buried so far down the results lists that you may never retrieve it. On
other occasions the information may vanish completely. Organisations may
deliberately attempt to hide data and compromising public documents. There
may be restrictions on what you can access depending on your location, and
legislation can limit what the search engines can show you.

This workshop will explore the tools that can help surface deep (hidden)
web information. It will also address advanced search strategies, current
developments in search engine technology and different approaches to
tackling research.

Who should attend?
Any library and information professional responsible for research support
who needs to update their knowledge in this fast-moving area. The
techniques and strategies covered in the workshop are applicable to all
sectors and subjects including legal, academic, healthcare,
pharmaceuticals, business, industry R&D and education.

Topics covered include:

*Why general search engines miss or ignore information
*The impact of the “right to be forgotten” and other legislation
*How to use advanced search commands to surface hard to find web resources
*Specialist search tools for the deep web
*Strategies for retrieving high quality information, including data sets,
literature, official publications, news, multi-media and image resources
*Tools to surface valuable social media content
*What is the dark web, and can it be legitimately used for research?

By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding and
awareness of current search engine trends and developments and the
confidence to refresh and adapt your research skills and techniques.

Couse leader:

Karen Blakeman is an experienced online researcher and trainer and provides
training and consultancy on how to use the web and social media as research
tools, and how to identify and assess the quality of resources. She is a
regular speaker at seminars and conferences and a freelance researcher,
providing a range of services including due diligence. Past and present
clients include academia, investment and financial services companies,
organisations in the food industry, pharmaceutical companies,
trade/professional bodies, public libraries, and local and central
government. Her website is at , twitter @Karen Blakeman

For more information, and to book online, go to:

Upcoming UKeiG courses for 2018 are listed at:

UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the library and information
7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE. Registered Charity No. 313014