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Use these resources to find specific think-tanks or search for reports issued by these organizations.


Consulting or advisory firms are another source of grey literature.  Use this customized search engine from the University of Ottawa's Management Library to surface reports from firms such as McKinsey, PwC, Deloitte, or Boston Consulting Group

Finding Government & NGO Documents

Use these databases to find reports, white papers and other publications produced by:

  • governments,
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
  • research centres and institutes,
  • non-profit or charitable organizations,
  • professional or industry organizations,
  • coalitions or special-purpose bodies, or
  • think-tanks

This material is NOT usually peer-reviewed but can sometimes be. It is often considered scholarly and may be written by academics who have published on the same topic in the journal literature.

Other Government & Grey Literature Resources