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gray literature

reports containing data, for example, on health and disease in a population, which are otherwise unpublished or have limited distribution. Examples include local health department reports and master's and doctoral dissertations lodged in university libraries.
Evidence-based medicine A body of publications produced by government, academia, or business and industry, in print and/or electronic forms, which is not published in easily accessible journals and may not appear in databases or through web searches
Examples Conference proceedings, abstracts of the research presented at conferences, unpublished theses, dissertations, government reports, technical reports, standards and specifications, translations, or other types of documentation.

gray literature

Science communication A popular term for a report or manuscript circulated or published by unconventional routes; GL may not receive the attention accorded communications submitted to peer-reviewed journals or other forums. See Throwaway journal. Cf Peer-reviewed journal.

gray lit·er·a·ture

(grā lit'ĕr-ă-chŭr)
Reports and other documents that are unpublished or have limited distribution, such as local health department reports, conference proceedings, and academic theses and dissertations; limited indexing, inaccessibility, and questionable authenticity (or validity) all diminish the usefulness of such materials.
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Data Source: An analysis of 1,125 sources in the peer-reviewed and gray literature related to HCV and HBV in injecting drug users.
Unlike most quality measures, efficiency measures in both the published and gray literature have been subjected to few rigorous evaluations of their performance characteristics including reliability, validity, and sensitivity to methods used.
1 scientists, pharmaceutical books and gray literature of any discipline published in France and Francophone countries 60 000 EUR HT.
They point out intelligence testing and artistic canons as areas where research paradigms matter, and explore the dissemination of research through research on homosexuality and feminist research, and gray literature.
It provides summaries of journal articles, books and chapters, research reports, dissertations, gray literature and educational videos from many publishers and organizations, including AARP.
Such publications are not likely to replace the peer-reviewed commercially published journal (the added-value of professional publication staffs is underrated), but the ease of network publishing will blur the distinctions between the formal scholarly journals and less formal means of publishing, making the so-called gray literature more important.
Is The contract includes the supply and services on subscriptions to professional journals, loose-leaf, periodicals and serial publications, books, electronic media and gray literature.
Total quantity or scope: Lot 1 Books (whether or not in combination with digital media and / or associated digital access), e-books (including rights handling), gray literature, DVD / CD-ROMs, standing orders (series) and published annually publications required by libraries and faculty / staff NHTV.
The government-wide contract includes the delivery of services and on subscriptions to professional journals, loose-leaf, periodicals and serial publications, books, electronic media and gray literature.
It is publishing literature and to gray literature from institutions, companies, universities and associations (in German and foreign language), and online media such as single-and multi-user-oriented e-journals, e-books, IP access, DVDs, movies.