Lister Hill Library "Grey Literature Overview"
Good Place to Start!
What is Grey Literature and why do you need it?
DEFINITION: (Synonyms: Gray literature or Fugitive literature)
“that which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers i.e. where publishing is not the main activity of the producing body” - GreyNet
WHY: When conducting a literature review or systematic review you should also search for grey literature on your topic for the following reasons:
Thank you to University of Pittsburgh, Systematic Review Workshop for the contents on this page
|3.2.1||Search grey literature databases, clinical trial registries, and other sources of unpublished information about studies|
|3.2.2||Invite researchers to clarify information about study eligibility, study characteristics, and risk of bias|
|3.2.3||Invite all study sponsors and researchers to submit unpublished data, including unreported outcomes, for possible inclusion in the systematic review|
|3.2.4||Handsearch selected journals and conference abstracts|
|3.2.5||Conduct a web search|
|3.2.6||Search for studies reported in languages other than English if appropriate|