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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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(eds) 2005, Sixth International Conference on Grey Literature: Work on Grey in Progress, GL 2004 Conference Proceedings, New York, 6-7 December, TextRelease, Amsterdam.
The importance of publications not available in these conventional databases (usually known as grey literature) i.e.
Mixed methods were incorporated, combining published and grey literature searches with surveys for homelessness-related researchers and community and government agencies/organizations.
The Thirteenth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL13), titled The Grey Circuit: From Social Networking to Wealth Creation, invites communities to explore social media and communication tools for the creation, publication, discovery, and monetization of gray literature.
Though there are a number of definitions, the term grey literature is widely applied to conference proceedings, reports, and doctoral theses that are often printed in small numbers and are typically outside the control of commercial publishers.
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.
But stronger enforcement of the procedures laid down for the reports' authors could reduce mistakes, the IAC study suggested, while specific guidelines were needed over the controversial use of "grey literature" which has not been published or peer-reviewed by other scientists.
The authors searched 12 electronic databases, grey literature, trial registries, and reference lists to identify controlled and uncontrolled studies conducted between January 1990 and September 2009 that assessed the management of rotator cuff tears in adults.
Nuttall said the broader review of the IPCC would examine whether there would be a ban on it using "grey literature", a term to describe non-peer reviewed science.
" If he had doubts, he should have told the journalist ( Fred Pearce) back in 1999 when the article was written." 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on Climate Change ( IPCC) report, Lal said, writers had the mandate to include grey literature, or reports that are not peer reviewed.
The guide covers government publications and documents, the monographic scholarly literature, indexes and scholarly journals, and the "grey literature" (dissertations, theses, technical reports, think tank publications, and conference proceedings).
In 'Finding Your Voice: Placing and sourcing an Aboriginal health organisation's published and grey literature', Clive Rosewarne highlights an important issue for organisations and researchers alike: the production of written material by organisations predominantly as 'grey', rather than published, literature.