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Grey literature consists of materials that fall outside of the commercial publishing model. Papers, reports, newsletters, and other types of documents written and published by government departments, research institutes, organizations or associations, etc. could be considered grey literature.
These materials can be valuable sources of information, but it's important to note that they're not considered peer-reviewed or scholarly resources and should be critically evaluated before using them in your research.
Looking for grey literature?
Company, organization, or association websites
Many produce their own research, search for organizations in your topic area and search their website for publications
A library database that includes many Canadian government publications
Evaluate Your Sources Using the CRAAP Method
• Is the information up-to-date?
• When was it published?
• Does the information relate to your research topic?
• Is the information in-depth enough for academic use?
• Is the author qualified to write about this topic?
• Can you find additional information about the author through Google?
• Is the information supported by evidence?
• Has the author provided citations or links to research they quote?
• Is the information presented objectively, or could the author be trying to sell, entertain, or persuade readers?
• Can you detect any potential biases? (For journal articles, check to see if there are any declarations of conflicts of interest or competing interests, as well as if there is a statement of who funded the study, such as a foundation or government body.)