“…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.”
Schöpfel, J. Towards a Prague definition of grey literature. Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature: Transparency in Grey Literature. Grey Tech Approaches to High Tech Issues.Prague, 6-7 December 2010, Dec 2010, Czech Republic. pp.11-26. sic_00581570. Available from: https://archivesic.ccsd.cnrs.fr/sic_00581570/document
In the health sciences, grey literature is crucial in completing the picture of research on a particular topic. Grey literature can be an important source for:
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These were highly regarded sources about grey literature, but they are no longer updated and are not available as current web pages. These links are from the Web Archive (Wayback Machine).
Despite their lack of currency, they may be useful (at least in the short term) as background information.
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