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Systematic Reviews

Definition of grey literature

Grey literature is the term used to describe research that is either unpublished or has been published in non-commercial form.

Examples include:

  • government reports
  • policy statements and issues papers
  • conference proceedings
  • pre-prints and post-prints of articles
  • theses and dissertations
  • research reports
  • geological and geophysical surveys
  • maps
  • newsletters and bulletins
  • fact sheets.

Australian sources of grey literature

Clinical trial registers

International sources of grey literature