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What is Grey Lit

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.  (ICGL Luxembourg definition, 1997 - Expanded in New York, 2004)

 

Grey Lit is all around us.

Examples:

  • Migrant labour abuse at Sochi
  • Unemployment statistics
  • Keystone pipeline
  • Paramilitary policing
  • Missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada

Producers include:

  • Human Rights Watch
  • Sierra Club
  • Department of Labour
  • Cato Institute
  • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Canadian Federation of Municipalities

 

CADTH - Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

U of T Research Guides

Government Resources

Statistics

Google Searches

Google Personalized Searching : Search results are influenced by search histories and by geographic location.

Country Specific Google Search Engines - e.g UK (google.co.uk), Australia (google.com.au), New Zealand (google.co.nz)

  • Select country specific search engine
  • Do you search
  • After results are displayed : Click on Search Tools, Click on Any country, Select Country: the UK

Google Advanced Search

  • Use domain limits like : org, edu, int, gov, mil
  • Limit to region or by language
  • Command to exclude PubMed Hits :
    •      -site:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed