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Selected Directory of Research/LibGuides, Online Courses, and Webinars Devoted to Grey Literature Worldwide

Purpose

to compile existing research/LibGuides, online courses, and webinars devoted to grey literature worldwide into a living directory. This Directory will become online accessible via the GreyGuide - GreyNet’s web access Portal and Repository, and its content will be updated on a regular basis.

Methodology 


The countries selected for this directory were chosen according to the OECD List of Member Countries http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/list-oecd-member-countries.htm.  The majority of grey literature material has been produced from these geographic zones, as well as serving as the country of origin of the majority of GreyNet community members.  It was felt that this method would be a valid representative sample to work with.  Further, as GreyNet is an international organization, it was decided that only materials produced in English would be included. 

As the largest and most widely used search engine in existence, the search for material was conducted in Google using the following three search strings: 


  • ("grey literature" OR "gray literature") (libguide* OR "subject guide*" OR "research guide*") ([country name] OR site:[country code]


  • ("grey literature" OR "gray literature") ~webinar* ([country name] OR site:[country code]


  • ("grey literature" OR "gray literature") ~online (course* OR class*) ([country name] OR site:[country code]


The 2-letter codes of each country were determined according to WorldAtlas.com https://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/ctycodes.htm

Finally, due to the potentially large yield of results retrieved from a Google search, search results were limited to the first 100 hits from each search string.  According to the Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHI) search methodology study, https://www.cihi.ca/en/cphi_upe_litsearch_method_en.pdf, the first 100 hits are, in general, deemed to be most relevant. 


AUSTRALIA

Grey Literature for the Health Sciences [University of Melbourne] [LIBGUIDE]
http://unimelb.libguides.com/greylithealth

Grey Literature Unit Guide [Queensland University of Technology]: [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.library.qut.edu.au/c.php?g=428086&p=2923155
      
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (Excel List) [Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care]
https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PROMs-literature-review-Appendix-2-grey-literature-tabular-format.xlsx 
      
Medicine: Grey Literature [Monash University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://guides.lib.monash.edu/medicine/grey-literature
      
Systematic Reviews: Grey Literature [Curtin University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.library.curtin.edu.au/c.php?g=202420&p=4518195

     Grey Literature library page [University of New South Wales, Sydney]: [STUDY GUIDE]
https://www.library.unsw.edu.au/study/information-resources/grey-literature


AUSTRIA
    
Rethinking the Role of Grey Literature in the Fourth Industrial Revolution [LECTURE]
http://www.iaea.org/inis/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/49/015/49015462.pdf?r=1

CANADA
     
Finding Grey Literature (guide) [McMaster University] [LIBGUIDE]
https://hslmcmaster.libguides.com/greylit

      Grey Literature  [Bow Valley College] [LIBGUIDE]
http://bowvalleycollege.libguides.com/grey-literature

Systematic Reviews: A How-to-Guide √†Grey Literature [Dalhousie University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://dal.ca.libguides.com/systematicreviews/greylit

Community Health & Epidemiology: Grey Literature [University of Saskatchewan] [LIBGUIDE]
https://libguides.usask.ca/communityhealth/greylit
      
Education - Doing a Literature Review: Grey Literature [Thompson Rivers University] [LIBGUIDE]
https://libguides.tru.ca/educlitreview/grey

Grey Literature: What is It? How to Find Grey Literature [Royal Roads University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.royalroads.ca/greylit/finding

Grey Literature [University of Victoria] [LIBGUIDE]
https://libguides.uvic.ca/c.php?g=256731

Grey Literature for Health Sciences [University of British Columbia] [SUBJECT GUIDE]
http://guides.library.ubc.ca/greylitforhealth

Health Information Science: Grey Literature [University of Victoria] [LIBGUIDE]
https://libguides.uvic.ca/c.php?g=256582&p=1713411
    
Grey Literature: About Grey Literature [Sheridan College] [LIBGUIDE]
http://sheridancollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=509087&p=3481770
    
Leadership: Grey Literature Domain Searching [Trinity Western University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.twu.ca/c.php?g=284733&p=1897588

Finding Grey Literature in Mental Health and Addiction [Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH]

Grey Literature [Gambling Research Exchange Ontario]
http://www.greo.ca/en/greo-resource/grey-literature.aspx

Grey Matters: a Practical Tool for Searching Health-Related Grey Literature [Canadian Association for Drugs and Technologies in Health, CADTH]
https://cadth.ca/resources/finding-evidence/grey-matters

Public Health Grey Literature Resources [OPHLA, Ontario Public Health Libraries Association]
http://www.ophla.ca/pdf/Public%20Health%20Grey%20Literature%20Sources.pdf

Grey Literature Bibliography [Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario]
http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/Grey_Literature_Bibliography.pdf

Grey Literature: Environment Resource Guide [University of Toronto Libraries]
https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=251543&p=1669236

Grey Literature: What it is & How to Find it [Simon Fraser University]
https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/research-assistance/format-type/grey-literature

Standing Out in a Sea of Grey Literature: Grey Lit 103 [HLWIKI International, University of British Columbia] [WEBCAST]
http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Standing_Out_in_a_Sea_of_Grey_Literature:_Grey_Lit_103_(AcademyHealth)


Grey Literature [ECON CUES Course Guide, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University]
https://library.carleton.ca/research/course-guides/econ-cues/grey-literature

Grey Literature [BUSI 6902 Course Guide, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University]
https://library.carleton.ca/research/course-guides/busi-6902/grey-literature

Introduction to Grey Literature [Evidence at Your Fingertips, Knowledge Resource Service, Alberta Health Services] 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y-KhnJPu3RsC_G94zk2jSSOFJxA8R_bq/view?usp=sharing 


Searching the Literature: A Guide to Comprehensive Searching in the Health Sciences: What is Grey Literature? [University of Toronto] 
[LIBGUIDE]
https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=577919&p=4123572

CZECH REPUBLIC 
   
Grey Literature Repositories [e-book] 
https://nrgl.techlib.cz/images/Book.pdf

National Repository of Grey Literature [NUSL]
http://www.nusl.cz/?lang=en&language=en

Conference on Grey Literature and Repositories [proceedings]
http://repozitar.techlib.cz/record/1090/files/idr-1090_1.pdf

FINLAND

Open Access – Front Page LibGuide [University of Turku]
http://libguides.utu.fi/openaccess/frontpage

Guide to Publishing and Open Science – Open Access Publishing [Haaga-Helia University]
https://libguides.haaga-helia.fi/c.php?g=653467&p=4587539

Archaeological Grey Reports: Current Issues and Their Potential for the Future [Archaeological Society of Finland]
http://www.sarks.fi/masf/masf_2/SLT_13_Oikarinen.pdf

GERMANY

Libraries as Publishers: More Than Just Grey Literature [Goethe Institute]
https://www.goethe.de/en/kul/bib/20683387.html

NETHERLANDS

Grey Literature for Health Sciences [VRJE Universiteit Amsterdam] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.vu.nl/greylit

Grey Literature in the Netherlands (GLIN) Database [Maastricht University]
https://library.maastrichtuniversity.nl/collections/databases/glin/

GreyNet: Grey Literature Network Service
http://www.greynet.org/home.html

SWEDEN

On the Quality of Grey Literature and its use in Information Synthesis during Systematic Literature Reviews [thesis]
http://www.diva-portal.se/smash/get/diva2:829465/FULLTEXT01.pdf

TURKEY

Energy Systems Engineering: Technical Reports Izmir Institute of Technology [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.iyte.edu.tr/c.php?g=486363&p=3326537


UNITED KINGDOM

Grey Literature for Medical Sciences [Newcastle University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/medgreylitguide

Grey Literature for Medical Sciences: NHS Data [Newcastle University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/c.php?g=130221&p=850844

Searching for Systematic Reviews: Grey Literature [King’s College London] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.kcl.ac.uk/systematicreview/greylit

Grey Literature [Resource Guide, Lancaster University] [RESOURCE GUIDE]
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/library/resources/grey-literature/

International Development: Grey Literature  [University of Birmingham] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.bham.ac.uk/c.php?g=518139&p=3543128

Systematic Reviews: Searching for Grey Literature and On-Going Research [University of Oxford] [LIBGUIDE] 
https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/systematic-reviews/searchingforgreyliterature

Grey Literature [University of Leeds] [RESOURCE GUIDE]
https://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/1110/resource_guides/7/grey_literature


Search Tools for Grey Literature [University College London]
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/support-services/library/resources-a-to-z/grey-literature


Searching for Grey Literature [University of Nottingham]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oacg1URjkD4

Finding Grey Literature – Online Webinar [University of Leicester]
https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/help/workshops/events/finding-grey-literature-online-webinar




UNITED STATES 

Grey Literature Resource Guide: General Resources [Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California] [LIBGUIDE]
http://norris.usc.libguides.com/c.php?g=293836&p=1956792

Grey Literature in Health & Biomedical Sciences [Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign] [LIBGUIDE]
http://guides.library.illinois.edu/graylithealth

Finding Qualitative Research Articles: Grey Literature [Health Sciences Library, University of Washington] [LIBGUIDE]
http://guides.lib.uw.edu/hsl/qualres/grey

Anthropology Research Guide – Grey Literature [Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://guides.main.library.emory.edu/c.php?g=49947&p=323909

Systematic Reviews – Grey Literature [Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/c.php?g=249130&p=1658806

Grey Literature [Duke University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/c.php?g=158169

Research Process, A Step-by-Step Guide: Grey Literature [Billings Library, Montana State University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.msubillings.edu/c.php?g=242178&p=1610614

Statistics & Probability as a Discipline: Grey Literature [Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/c.php?g=249172&p=1658931

Grey Literature: What is it and Where do I Find It? [East Carolina University] [RESEARCH GUIDE]

Research Process, A Step-by-Step Guide: Grey Literature [Georgia Tech University] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
http://libguides.gatech.edu/c.php?g=54271&p=350386

Website Evaluation: Grey Literature & Trusted Sites [Florida Atlantic University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.fau.edu/c.php?g=325634&p=2182665

Nursing: Grey Literature [Research Guide, Robert R. Muntz Library, University of Texas Tyler]
http://libguides.uttyler.edu/c.php?g=477608&p=3651405

Literature Reviews: Grey Literature [Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Sciences]
http://azhin.org/c.php?g=457546&p=3140772

Nursing – Graduate: Grey Literature [Grand Valley State University] [LIBGUIDE]
https://libguides.gvsu.edu/gradnursing/greylit

Developing an Argument through Grey Literature [Brooklyn Law Institute]
http://guides.brooklaw.edu/c.php?g=330912&p=2222408

Technology Guide: Grey Literature [Wilmington University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.wilmu.edu/c.php?g=170458&p=2858946

Social Work: Grey Literature [Loyola University, Chicago] [LIBGUIDE]http://libguides.luc.edu/c.php?g=138523&p=5799613

Grey Literature: Reports & Reviews [Texas Christian University] [LIBGUIDE]
http://libguides.tcu.edu/c.php?g=656344&p=4967039

The Research Process -  A Guide for OCC Students: Grey Literature [Orange Coast Collage] [LIBGUIDE] 
http://libguides.orangecoastcollege.edu/c.php?g=480848&p=3287265

How to Do Research: A Step-by-Step Guide [Elmira College] [LIBGUIDE]
https://libguides.elmira.edu/research/grey_lit

Survival Guide for Scholarship, Dissertations, Theses, and Scholarly Projects [Massachusetts General Hospital]
https://libguides.massgeneral.org/c.php?g=650998&p=4565186

Clinical & Translational Science Research Guide (CCTS): Sources for Grey Literature [University of Illinois, Chicago]
https://researchguides.uic.edu/c.php?g=252242&p=1683003

Nursing – Grey Literature [University of Illinois, Chicago] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
https://researchguides.uic.edu/c.php?g=252186&p=1684970

Comprehensive Searching – Searching the Grey Literature [Alverno College]

MPHE: Associations and Sources for Grey Literature [University of Chicago] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
https://researchguides.uic.edu/c.php?g=252214&p=1682841

Finding SciTech Grey Literature Information [Rocky Mountain Chapter SLA Virtual Lunch]
https://www.slideshare.net/vonhendy/finding-sci-tech-grey-literature-information

WST 2010: Introduction to Women’s Studies – Grey Literature & Trusted Sites [Florida Atlantic University] [LIBGUIDE]

 Grey Literature: Eduscapes
http://eduscapes.com/cluster/9.htm

 DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice RBHS Grey Literature [Rutgers University] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
https://libguides.rutgers.edu/c.php?g=337213&p=2269177

 MGMT 7170: Healthcare Policy & Reform [Tulane University] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
https://libguides.tulane.edu/c.php?g=603370&p=4226718

BUSN/ECON 380: Research Methods in Economics/Business – Grey Literature [Kalamazoo College] [RESEARCH GUIDE]
http://libguides.kzoo.edu/c.php?g=694200&p=5883586 


Grey Literature [University of Michigan] 
[RESEARCH GUIDE]
https://guides.lib.umich.edu/greyliterature 


Research Process: Grey Literature [North Central University] 
[LIBGUIDE] 
https://ncu.libguides.com/researchprocess/greyliterature

Grey Literature [Shimberg Health Sciences Library] [LIBGUIDE]
http://guides.lib.usf.edu/grey_literature

For Researchers: What is Grey Literature [Southern Cross University] 
[LIBGUIDE] 
https://libguides.scu.edu.au/c.php?g=694403&p=4926902










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