Grey Literature

Grey literature is defined as "information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing" ie. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body." ICGL Luxembourg definition, 1997. Expanded in New York, 2004

Types of Grey Literature


Policy Reports and Working Papers

Think Tanks

  • Hillwatch - provides an excellent listing of Canadian and international think tanks.
  • Harvard Kennedy School provides a searchable database of more tha 590 think tanks and research centres.
Content last updated: February 14, 2019