Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017
Grey literature is the term used to describe publications that are unpublished, or which haven't been published commercially.
For example, your PhD thesis.
When you submit your thesis to the university's Institutional Repository, it becomes a piece of grey literature. It is made publicly available via the repository, but it hasn't been commercially published.
Other examples include:
- fact sheets
- government reports
- annual reports
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