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History 2TT3 - Summer 2020

Primary Resources

For a good explanation of Primary Resources check out these links:

A box describing that a primary source is an original firsthand account of a time or event.

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. (2010, December).Towards a Prague definition of grey literature. Paper presented at: Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature: Transparency in Grey Literature. Grey Tech Approaches to High Tech Issues, Prague, Czech Republic  Available from:

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:

  • documentaries
  • government documents
  • reports
  • policy documents
  • websites & blogs

and many more which you can find here.

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