Gray literature is information produced by government agencies, academic institutions, and also the for-profit sector that is not typically made available by commercial publishers.
Examples of gray literature include:
- Dissertations and theses
- Registered trials
- White papers
For more about gray literature document types, check GreyNet International.
Search for gray literature
Search for gray literature in a variety of databases.
- Find registered trials using ClinicalTrials.gov and WHO’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
- Find dissertations using the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and Dissertations and Theses Global.
- Find conference proceedings using Embase and Scopus.
- Find health-related literature using Grey Matters.
Get help searching for gray literature
Check Grey Matters for tips about searching gray literature.
Contact your informationist for additional assistance.