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gray literature

n.
Written material that is not available through conventional publishing channels or is difficult to access.
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The search for grey literature was to ensure that unpublished research on the topic was consulted.
In addition, a variety of grey literature was consulted including different project proposals, reports, book chapters and conference proceedings and others.
But from the developing world only grey literature (i.
Grey literature was responsible for several embarrassing errors in the 2007 report.
Mixed methods were incorporated, combining published and grey literature searches with surveys for homelessness-related researchers and community and government agencies/organizations.
Inevitably, problems of backlog and content are addressed, but it is the decision to put reports online that has been revolutionary, converting what were essentially administrative documents or grey literature into publication.
Grey literature in library and information studies.
Just off the press is an ISBN and ISMN Bibliography; it contains a large amount of grey literature on the subjects: Hartmut Walravens: ISBN (International Standard Book Number) Bibliography.
Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP, told reporters on Monday that he did not support a ban on the use of grey literature and that the media had overblown the IPCC's mistakes.
While compiling the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) report, Lal said, writers had the mandate to include grey literature, or reports that are not peer reviewed.
Using data compiled for the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, Rosewarne examines the production of grey literature, the difficulty in sourcing such material, and the implications this has both for the representation of Aboriginal perspectives and future development of research processes.
The definition of grey literature adopted at the Third International Conference on Grey Literature in Luxembourg 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" (Farace 1997: iii).