Subject and Interdisciplinary Databases

Is research from other disciplines relevant to your research question? Try these databases:

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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 provide concise summaries of findings, policy implications, and recommendations on key education issues. Search the ECS Research Studies Database or check for topics in their A - Z list.

Associations or research centers working in your area can be useful sources of gray literature. For example:

Tip: Look for tabs or links to Reports, Research, Publications or Resources.

To find more sources of gray literature, use Google (not Google Scholar)

TipAdvanced Google Search allows you to get more focused results. Use exact phrase searching, limits to geographic regions or website domain (edu, org, etc.) and more.

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