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🚨greylitsearcher update🚨

Significant upgrade to greylitsearcher! Now supports advanced searching of Google AND provides a search report text file.…

Here's some details... 🧵

#medlibs #InformationRetrieval @SystematicSearching #EvidenceSynthesis greylitsearcher hex logo
You can now build complex Google site: searches the same way you can in Google Scholar... screenshot of the search pa...
And you can search across multiple sites simultaneously... (just be sure they support Google site: searching)… Screenshot showing filled i...
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Check out our new paper on the need for better understanding of academic searching:…

#InformationRetrieval #MedLibs #EvidenceSynthesis

A thread with our key points... (1/20) Image
We agree with others that we now face an 'information crisis' (#infodemic). There is SO much published research we need to find and digest.

Doing this reliably requires systematic review approaches, but even then, it's hugely challenging to find all relevant research.
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Academic searching/information retrieval is an art form, and there is no 'perfect' search strategy - it takes careful planning and requires substantial skill and training.

These searches are highly complex and must be used in fit-for-purpose bibliographic databases. (3/20) Image
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I've built an R package to scrape search results from up to 100 pages of hits from Google Scholar:…

It's probably a bit buggy, but feedback greatly appreciated!

Here's a thread on how it works...

#AcademicTwitter #InformationRetrieval #MedLibs
1) It generates a set of up to 100 URLs, each corresponding to a page of visible search results Image
2) It then downloads each of these pages of results as an HTML file Image
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