Associations or research centers working in your area can be useful sources of gray literature.
What is Gray Literature?
Gray literature is a work that is either informally published, or published by a non-commercial enterprise, such as an association, academic institution, or government agency. Gray literature includes reports, conference proceedings, research papers, dissertations and more.
Where to find Gray Literature?
Research clearinghouses such as the Education Commission of the States (ECS) often provide concise summaries of findings, policy implications, and recommendations on key education issues. Search the ECS site or browse by Issue.
Tip: Look for tabs or links to Reports, Research, Publications or Resources.
To find more sources of gray literature, use Google (not Google Scholar)
Tip: Google Advanced Search allows you to get more focused results. Search using exact phrases, limit to pdfs or by website domain (edu, org, etc.) and more.
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