A report on Grey literature

A library shelf stocked with grey literature relevant to the field of gender studies such as women's college programs and papers from International Women's Day events.
The STAR NLP Framework for Grey Literature

Materials and research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels.

- Grey literature
A library shelf stocked with grey literature relevant to the field of gender studies such as women's college programs and papers from International Women's Day events.

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Scientific and technical journal publications per million residents (2013)

Academic publishing

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Subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship.

Subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship.

Scientific and technical journal publications per million residents (2013)

The part of academic written output that is not formally published but merely printed up or posted on the Internet is often called "grey literature".

Conference proceeding

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Collection of academic papers published in the context of an academic conference or workshop.

Collection of academic papers published in the context of an academic conference or workshop.

In many fields, they are published as supplements to academic journals; in some, they are considered the main dissemination route; in others they may be considered grey literature.

Annual report

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Comprehensive report on a company's activities throughout the preceding year.

Comprehensive report on a company's activities throughout the preceding year.

They may be considered as grey literature.

White paper

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Report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.

Report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.

That makes B2B white papers a type of grey literature.

Technical report

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Document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem.

Document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem.

They may be considered as grey literature.

Working paper

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A working paper or work paper may be:

A working paper or work paper may be:

A preliminary scientific or technical paper. Often, authors will release working papers to share ideas about a topic or to elicit feedback before submitting to a peer reviewed conference or academic journal. Working papers are often the basis for related works, and may in themselves be cited by peer-review papers. They may be considered as grey literature.

Grey Literature Network Service

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Independent organization founded in 1992.

Independent organization founded in 1992.

It is dedicated to research, publication, open access, education, and bringing public awareness to grey literature.

Newsletter

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Printed or electronic report containing news concerning the activities of a business or an organization that is sent to its members, customers, employees or other subscribers.

Printed or electronic report containing news concerning the activities of a business or an organization that is sent to its members, customers, employees or other subscribers.

A newsletter may be considered grey literature.

A historical example of ephemera

Ephemera

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Ephemera are transitory creations which are not meant to be retained or preserved.

Ephemera are transitory creations which are not meant to be retained or preserved.

A historical example of ephemera
A piece of ephemera circa 1749–1751, around the time Samuel Johnson may have coined the term
The temperance movement generated a vast amount of ephemera
Smoking-related ephemera depicting a marten

Librarians often conflate ephemera with grey literature whereas collectors often broaden the scope and defintion of ephemera.

A visualisation of data being 'extracted' and 'combined' in a Cochrane intervention effect review where a meta-analysis is possible

Systematic review

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Scholarly synthesis of the evidence on a clearly presented topic using critical methods to identify, define and assess research on the topic.

Scholarly synthesis of the evidence on a clearly presented topic using critical methods to identify, define and assess research on the topic.

A visualisation of data being 'extracted' and 'combined' in a Cochrane intervention effect review where a meta-analysis is possible

Common information sources used in searches include scholarly databases of peer-reviewed articles such as MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, and PubMed as well as sources of unpublished literature such as clinical trial registries and grey literature collections.