What is Grey Literature?
Grey Literature is:
"That which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers."
-The Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature in Washington, DC 1999
Types of Grey Literature
Census, economic and other data sources
Conference proceedings and abstracts
Databases of ongoing research
Electronic networks (Listserv archives, etc.)
Informal communications (phone conversations, email, meetings, etc.)
Preprints of e-journal articles
Registered clinical trials
Research reports (completed and uncompleted)
Theses and Dissertations
Web log (blog)
Guide to Grey Literature
This guide provides resources and strategies for finding and using Grey Literature in health science research. Click on the tabs (and subtabs) above to navigate the guide. Contact a Lister Hill Librarian for assistance.
Grey Literature Overview
This video presentation(3:00) introduces Grey Literature.