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

Workshop and events home page

New Google, new challenges
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

Public Schedule

My 2017 schedule of public courses and presentations currently includes:

Workshop: Business Information: Key Web Resources and Search Strategies
Organizer: TFPL
Date: Wednesday, 8th February 2017
Venue: London

Workshop: Discover Open Data
Organizer: TFPL
Date: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Venue: London

Workshop: Free Resources and Search Techniques for EU and UK Legislation
Organizer: TFPL
Date: Wednesday, 5th April 2017
Venue: London

Workshop: Business Information: Key Web Resources and Search Strategies
Organizer: TFPL
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Venue: London

Workshop: Business Information: Key Web Resources and Search Strategies
Organizer: TFPL
Date: Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Venue: London

A selection of recent workshops and presentations

Searching with Tools other than Google
CILIP South East HIOW, University of Manchester. Wednesday 25th May 2016
Presentation on Slideshare

Google - New Challenges
SLG National Conference. Derbyshire Hotel, South Normanton, Derbyshire
23rd-24th April 2016
Presentation on Slideshare

Business Information: key web resources and search strategies [selected highlights]
TFPL, London, 8th March 2016
Presentation on 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

TFPL provide training courses at all levels on a wide range of information related topics.

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