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Undergraduate Guide to Research

Finding Resources

We have a whole suite of short videos on how to use the library catalogue to find books....check them out here:

http://library.mcmaster.ca/instructional-videos#Finding Books

 

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: http://archivesic.ccsd.cnrs.fr/sic_00581570/document

It can be used to supplement books and journals when conducting research as it provides a different perspective and is commonly more current than different materials.

Examples of Grey Literature include:

  • conference papers and proceedings
  • government documents
  • reports
  • policy documents

and many more which you can find here.

Visit the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, in Mills Library, or contact them to learn how to access our renowned map collection.

https://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/

Here is a brief guide on accessing Data/Stats

http://library.mcmaster.ca/data/find-data

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