Grey Literature can be used to supplement books and journals when conducting research as it provides a different perspective which is commonly more current that an academic one.
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: http://archivesic.ccsd.cnrs.fr/sic_00581570/document.
Grey Literature encompasses many different forms of scholarship.
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Some Grey Literature can be found in our Library catalogue and databases but you will also want to search the broader web including organizational and government websites.
When looking for Grey Literature you will need to focus the scope of your research.
The AACODS checklist is designed to enable evaluation and critical appraisal of grey literature. It has the flexibility to be applied to a number of grey literature resources.
AACODS (Authority, Accuracy, Coverage, Objectivity, Date, Significance)