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MUI1020HF: Civic Engagement and Economic Development

A research guide for MUI1020 students completing their case study assignment

GOVERNMENT & GREY LITERATURE

Grey literature can simply defined as information produced and distributed outside of commercial publishing channels.  It typically excludes journal and book content produced by both commercial and academic publishers.  Most but not all of grey literature is available for free. 

Grey Literature Types Grey Literature Producers

Reports

Discussion papers, white papers, briefings

Guides, manuals, playbooks or technical
documentation

Conference papers or proceedings

Working papers (preprints)

Case studies

Government reports and data

Governments at all levels

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Research centres and institutes

Non-profit or charitable organizations

Professional or industry organizations

Coalitions or special-purpose bodies

Think-tanks

 

 

OTHER GOVERNMENT AND GREY LITERATURE RESOURCES