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Research Bites 2018/2019: Grey Literature

Grey Literature

Wednesday 8th August 
Kerstin Treder

Have you ever struggled to locate material that was not published in a traditional database or index?  Are you looking to include such information in a systematic review?  Would you like to add value to your research?

You may have been looking for grey literature.  It is produced by academia, businesses, industry and all levels of government.  Grey literature is primary literature that can provide a wider and more up-to-date picture of current research.

Find out how you can enhance your research, where to find grey literature and how to evaluate it. 

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The full presentation slides will be available below once the Research Bite has taken place.

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Researcher Development Framework

This session maps to the following descriptors from Vitae's Researcher Development Framework:

Primary outcomes:

  • A1.5:  Information Literacy and Management
  • A1.4:  Information Seeking

Secondary outcomes:

  • A2:     Cognitive abilities
  • A3:     Creativity

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