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Finding grey literature

Grey literature generally refers to unpublished sources such as government documents, reports, conference proceedings, informal communications, guidelines, preprints and more.

This workshop will cover:

  • What grey literature is, why it is important and why you should include it
  • How to find it, where to look and what to search for
  • Writing it up - what you should include in your methods section
  • Keeping track of it all, documenting your searches and evaluating quality

‘Monitor’, Flaticon, https://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/monitor_3474362?term=monitor&page=1&position=19&page=1&position=19&related_id=3474362&origin=search, CC0 Recommend where possible to have access to two screens during this session.


Please note: If you are undertaking a systematic or scoping review you may find that the EDGE sessions in the ‘Systematic review’ series (‘Finding the evidence’, ‘Finding grey literature’ and ‘Manage your results’) better meet your needs.

Related workshops:

  • Literature reviews: Plan your search strategy
  • Literature reviews: Manage your search results
  • Finding theses


Related Guide: Grey Literature and Other Sources


EDGEx Link: PhD, Professional Doctorate or Masters by Research candidates must register using this EDGEx link.


Thursday, June 2, 2022
10:00am - 11:15am

Registration is required. There are 99 seats available.

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