Grey literature is “information produced by all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing”.
Grey literature includes:
Theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, newsletters, reports, government documents, informal communications, translations, census data, research reports, technical reports, standards, patents, videos, clinical trials and practice guidelines, eprints, preprints, wiki articles, emails, blogs, listserv archives, repository content.
Grey literature may present a number of challenges for the researcher:
Type of grey literature
Public policy research reports, articles and data from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. Also features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources particularly for issues facing Australia and New Zealand.
Articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
|International HTA Database||Bibliographic information about ongoing and published health technology assessments commissioned or undertaken by HTA organisations from around the world. A valuable source for identifying grey literature as much of the information it contains is only available directly from individual funding agencies.|
|MedNar||One-stop search across medical societies, NIH resources, other U.S. government websites, and patents.|
|OAlster||Catalog of millions of records representing open access resources from open access collections worldwide. OAIster includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.|
|OpenDOAR||Global directory of academic open access repositories containing full-text resources.|
|Open Grey||Open access to 700.000 bibliographical references of grey literature (paper) produced in Europe and allows you to export records and locate the documents.|
|Science.gov||Gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results|
|WorldWideScience.org||Global science gateway-accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases.|
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