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CHEE 360 - Technical Communications

Grey Literature

Grey literature generally refers to publications that are:

  • Published in limited quantities
  • Informally published
  • Not indexed in literature databases or library catalogues
  • Not widely available

Examples include:

  • Technical reports
  • Preprints
  • Government documents
  • Market research reports
  • Statistical reports
  • Standards and specifications
  • Technical manuals
  • Product literature

Search Engines

The web is a great resource for locating technical reports and other "grey" literature. Use the following search engines to locate scientific and technical information.