Workshop: Gray Literature

Please join the Sciences Library for:

Lunch @ the Library: Gray Literature

At 12:30-1:20pm on Wednesday, November 7th in 102 SL (Sciences Library classroom).

What is gray (or grey) literature? Characteristics of gray literature include:

  • Not usually available through sale
  • Publication is not systematic
  • Contains significant research information
  • Includes unpublished research
  • Contains high level of detail
  • May be difficult to locate

Document types 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

In this workshop, Marianne Mason, U.S. Federal Information Librarian, will teach you how to find gray literature, how to use it in your research, and how to cite it. And as always, how to get help when you need it.

The workshop is open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring your lunch if desired, but coffee and cookies will be provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sara Scheib at (319) 335-3024 or