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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reports containing data, for example, on health and disease in a population, which are otherwise unpublished or have limited distribution.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Examples Conference proceedings, abstracts of the research presented at conferences, unpublished theses, dissertations, government reports, technical reports, standards and specifications, translations, or other types of documentation.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Reports and other documents that are unpublished or have limited distribution, such as local health department reports, conference proceedings, and academic theses and dissertations; limited indexing,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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In all, the review included 200 documents from the peer-reviewed and gray literature. Of these, 157 were case studies, 29 were qualitative studies, and 14 were quantitative evaluations.
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.
Also, with the presence of a librarian as a consultant or a coauthor, more studies searched subject-specific or regional databases and gray literature resources.
There is more and more gray literature being published.
Sure, it's nice to have conference proceedings and other higher-end gray literature. But I have found any number of papers written by second-year undergraduates.
A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify qualifying studies reported between 1989 and 2012, including a search of electronic bibliographic databases, gray literature databases, and reference lists of research reports and prior reviews.
What is Gray Literature? Available in http://info.learned.co.uk/li/newswire/I196/wiII96.htm,
The Thirteenth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL13), titled The Grey Circuit: From Social Networking to Wealth Creation, invites communities to explore social media and communication tools for the creation, publication, discovery, and monetization of gray literature.
The researchers reviewed 1,125 peer-reviewed and gray literature sources related to HCV and HBV in IDUs.
He also includes an extensive guide to further resources, including government sources of information, the scholarly literature, and "gray literature" (e.g.