Grey Literature is any literature that has not been published through traditional means. It is often excluded from large databases and other mainstream sources (e.g. academic journals). Grey literature can also mean literature that is hard to find or has inconsistent or missing bibliographic information.
Search grey literature to:
Additional resources are available through Gerstein Library's Grey Literature page.
There is no control over the content that is published on the internet.
Before you conduct research, you should become familiar with strategies to effectively evaluate the information you find while searching the web.
Commonly recognized top-level domains:
Examples of Internet country code top-level domains:
Before searching Google, take a look at the Google Search Strategies video in box above to learn some useful web search tips.
The AACODS checklist is a great tool to evaluate and critically appraise grey literature:
James Cook University Library. (n.d.). [PNG image of the six categories that make up the AACODS checklist]. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://libguides.jcu.edu.au/c.php?g=734404&p=6784313
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