Non-academic organizations produce a range of documents and texts, including reports, theses, conference proceedings, technical specifications, standards, guidelines, bibliographies or other documentation. Information is generally produced by governments and their agencies, think tanks, not-for-profit organizations, associations, academics, business and industry, etc. These materials are not published commercially in journals or monographs. These are known as grey literature. Analyzing grey literature as part of the evidence-base is essential for conducting systematic literature reviews. They also provide an opportunity to expand the ideas, concepts, frameworks, and analysis you draw on to include those of stakeholders, professionals, decision makers, and civil society.
For help searching for print and online theses across the University of Toronto, visit the Theses & Dissertations Research Guide.
All OISE theses & dissertations submitted prior to November 2009 are located on the 2nd floor of the OISE Library and are filed alphabetically by author's last name. Print theses are searchable in the University of Toronto Libraries Catalogue. You can search for thesis by title or author using the search bar and narrow your results to OISE theses by refining your search to "OISE Library" and then "Theses".
Education Full Text
Enter search terms and either select the field "Books Reviewed" from the drop down menu or scroll down the page to the section "Document Type" and select "Book Reviews."
Social Sciences Citation Index
To find book reviews, enter search terms and select "Search." On the results page, scroll down to "Refine Results by Document Type" and select “Book Reviews”
Book Review Index
Indexes reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape, and electronic media appearing in journals, general interest publications, and newspapers.
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