Published but Not Quite
Between formally published works and unpublished manuscripts lies a murky region called grey literature—documentation produced by corporations, government bodies, and academic forums.
You may have research projects requiring gray literature. Learn about these resources here.
Find Grey Literature
You can find grey literature all over the web.
Often, an internet search may be the simplest way to find grey literature, as many government documents, theses, and corporate reports are available on the open web. However, see the following databases for additional grey literature:
Theses and Dissertations
These open databases contain masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations.
This business database includes such grey literature as industry reports, SWOT analyses, and working papers.
Government documents are considered grey literature. The U.S. government offers unclassified documents online.