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    1. 1. Finding Grey Literature Allison Bell Gerstein Library January 2011
    2. 2. Defining Grey Literature <ul><li>Information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry… </li></ul><ul><li>in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing… </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body . </li></ul><ul><li>Source: GreyNet </li></ul>
    3. 3. Grey Lit – What? <ul><li>Government documents </li></ul><ul><li>Theses and Dissertations </li></ul><ul><li>Annual reports </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Conference proceedings/abstracts/papers </li></ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul>
    4. 4. Grey Lit - Where? <ul><li>Government/Ministry websites </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper and Magazine articles </li></ul><ul><li>Government documents in print </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Robarts Library, 4th Floor Reference area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Google and Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Theses and Dissertations Guide & Public Health Research Guide </li></ul>
    5. 5. Chasing Grey Lit <ul><li>Ref. lists of relevant articles and reports </li></ul><ul><li>Author affiliations and agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper/Magazine articles </li></ul><ul><li>Know the key non-profit/research/govt agencies for your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal websites may point you to some </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Critical Appraisal of Grey Lit. <ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date/Last modified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statement of Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wacko factor/ Malicious intent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias: Financial/ political interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal or group interests/beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books/Reports: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias (author and/or publisher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Reviewed or not </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Guides to finding Grey Lit <ul><li>Grey Matters: a practical search tool for evidence-based medicine    </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health Grey Literature Sources ( pdf )    </li></ul><ul><li>University of Calgary Guide    </li></ul><ul><li>University of Waterloo Guide to Grey Literature    </li></ul>
    8. 8. Google Scholar @ UofT <ul><li>To find it: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Library Homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Click eResources </li></ul><ul><li>Type “Google” </li></ul>

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