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Anthropology & Sociology Research Guide

What is Grey Literature?

Grey literature refers to materials and research produced by organizations outside of traditional publishing channels. It includes reports, working papers, government documents, white papers, and evaluations. Grey literature is often used by researchers and information professionals to find unique information. It is usually not peer-reviewed.


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