Google is goodish

Dates: 09/09/22

Google is goodish

This training will give you the confidence to distinguish between different sources to support evidence-based decision-making.

This short session will provide an overview on why Google may not always be the best place to search for evidence, covering:

  • 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

This session will NOT teach you how to search Google effectively.

Learning outcomes:

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
  • Have more confidence in using reliable information online

Your trainer: Patricia Lacey Senior Consultant, The Strategy Unit

Patricia has worked within the health sector for 15 years as a qualified librarian and evidence specialist.  As part of this role Patricia has been responsible for developing and delivering information skills training to the health care workforce.

Audience and pre-requisites
Audience: This session is open to all.
No pre-requisites

Duration and start date
One hour

Dates available:

  • 09/09/22


Registration: Please register your place using the links below

For more information about this course, please contact:

Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell