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Grey Literature - What is it? Where to find it.: Home

This is a guide to locating material not normally published by traditional academic or commercial publishers.

What is Grey Literature?

Grey literature is

“…information produced on all levels of government, academia, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body.”

Schnopfel J. Towards a Prague definition of grey literature. Presented at: Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature: Transparency in Grey Literature. Grey Tech Approaches to High Tech Issues. Prague, 6-7 Dec 2010, Czech Republic. pp.11-26. Available from:

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Assessing Grey Literature

Tyndale Databases to find Grey Literature

Databases listed below, contain grey literature in addition to published materials.