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ANSO/SEMN 292: Development & Dispossession: Grey Literature

What is Grey 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."

Grey literature publications are non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications.

Examples include:

reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, memoranda, state-of-the art reports, market research reports, etc.), theses, conference proceedings, technical specifications and standards, non-commercial translations, bibliographies, technical and commercial documentation, and official documents not published commercially (primarily government reports and documents). ~from

Finding Grey Literature

Find grey literature through Google searches, in bibliographies, and from the organizations linked on this page.

Be sure to evaluate these sources: look at their mission, funding sources, authors, and currency.

United Nations Sources

U.S. Government Resources

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