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Research Guides

Water Resources: Grey Literature

This Guide supports research in the UI graduate degree program in Water Resources.

Finding Conference Proceedings

What is Grey Literatue

Grey literature is the unpublished, non-commercial, hard-to-find information that organizations such as professional associations, research institutes, think tanks, and government departments produce.

Searching for grey literature can be time consuming because it is not usually included in bibliographic databases. Therefore, knowing how to search correctly for grey literature can help you use your time as effectively as possible.

Always use the advanced search option when searching for grey literature. Doing so can save you valuable time by narrowing your search appropriately.

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Reports and Reviews

Many organizations that conduct research produce reports of their findings that are never published but are accessible via their websites. These reports often include facts and analysis you may not find in other published materials. Below are a few websites for locating reports and reviews.