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FYI - PIUG Event on advanced search strategies & what to use when all else fails (sorry for the cross-posting)

  • 1.  FYI - PIUG Event on advanced search strategies & what to use when all else fails (sorry for the cross-posting)

    Posted 01-14-2022 09:55
    Greetings, SLA Legal & SLA PHT Peeps!

    (Since it's still early January, Happy New Year too 😉😊) Hope all are staying well and had a wonderful holiday.

    FYI - Sharing from my PIUG network, the information on a 2-part webinar hosted by Ron Kaminecki anticipated for 23March and 6April. If you are also a PIUG member, you can register at the reduced rate of $159 (the non-member rate is $199). Details on the 2-part event are included below:

    Title: Advanced Patent Search Strategies- What to Use When All Else Fails
    Abstract: Learn advanced search strategies to try when you've used the typical search methods and you want to make sure you did not miss something important. These strategies are also useful to help determine when a search is as near complete as possible, indicating that the searching may soon end. While the typical search methods including keywords, classification codes, citations and advanced systems will be briefly reviewed, the main focus will cover what to do after using these initial strategies.
    The techniques that Ron will cover are:
    • The Building Block Approach: Categorizing concepts to modify a strategy
    • Successive Fractions: Paring a search down by concepts
    • Recombination of Elements: Narrowing piecemeal results to avoid duplicates
    • Terms of Art: Identifying the most important terminology
    • Linking: Extending the search to other database sources
    • Pearl Growing: Expanding results starting with only a single result
    • Cherry Picking: Using a few documents to locate more information
    • Analogous Arts: Using alternative sources to locate the information

    Feel free to share the event in your other networks too! (p.s. if you're not a PIUG member yet, feel free to join if you want)

    Stay safe & Cheers,


    Christine (Chrissy) Geluk, M.S.L.I.S.
    Principal & Founder
    Librarian At Your Service LLC | | Twitter @cmgeluk | Instagram @cgeluk