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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reports containing data, for example, on health and disease in a population, which are otherwise unpublished or have limited distribution.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Examples Conference proceedings, abstracts of the research presented at conferences, unpublished theses, dissertations, government reports, technical reports, standards and specifications, translations, or other types of documentation.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Reports and other documents that are unpublished or have limited distribution, such as local health department reports, conference proceedings, and academic theses and dissertations; limited indexing,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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For this systematic review, the electronic and gray literature search yielded a total of 76 documents, which gave us an initial idea of the small number of publications on the topic.
Here, WWA notes that publication in the gray literature is complemented by intended subsequent submission to an academic journal:
Records from Google Scholar showed that 108 of 209 records were gray literature publications.
Seven elements showed overall reporting at less than 50%, including the date the search was updated, search strategy, forward citation tracking, gray literature searching, gathering of unpublished data or information, hand-searches of selected journals and conference abstracts, and web searches.
There is more and more gray literature being published.
Sure, it's nice to have conference proceedings and other higher-end gray literature.
The researchers reviewed 1,125 peer-reviewed and gray literature sources related to HCV and HBV in IDUs.
The measures in the published literature were typically developed by academic researchers, whereas the measures in the gray literature were developed by vendors and are proprietary.
The amount of gray literature, understood as the accumulation of scientific material that has not been refereed in the traditional way and is not ar the reach of scientists everywhere, is immeasurable.
Gray Literature FBIS Gray Literature Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library Collections GrayLit Network: Intelligence: Jane's C41.
Lessons include researching gray literature and finding useful information in statistical resources as well as emphasizing critical thinking and evaluation of sources.
Some of the chapters also provided personal experience, personal communications, and reviews of gray literature to which only specialists in a field have access.