Grey Literature

What is 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.

Start with Grey Literature Video [this video was created for SOWK 1001 but can also be used for SOWK 1002]

Go to Grey Literature: What is it for more information.

Go to the Grey Literature Page to find out how to locate grey literature and more.

Go to the Think Tanks Page to find more Grey Literature

For Government publications check the websites for specific departments and agencies. Also, don't forget to check the Publications Canada website.

Grey Literature/Think Tanks for Social Work


Content last reviewed: January 11, 2021