New Grey/Gray Literature Guide

If you’ve had any experiences with systematic review or writing dissertations/theses, you may have heard of grey literature.

Grey  literature is unpublished and can be hard to find.   Some examples include:

  • Pre-Prints
  • E-Prints
  • Academic Works
  • Commission Reports
  • Committee Reports
  • White Papers
  • Technical Reports
  • Government Reports
  • Conference Reports
  • Technical Standards
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Working Papers
  • Market Surveys
  • Data Sets

Recently, librarians from Main, Sciences and Hardin Library have put together a guide to help people get started with locating and using grey literature.  You can access this guide at http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/graylit

As always, if you have questions about grey literature, please do not hesitate to contact Hardin Library.