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Grey Literature for Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

What is Grey Literature?

Grey literature is the information created by organizations such as government agencies, professional associations, research institutes, and think tanks that is not published in scholarly journals or books. This includes:

  • technical papers
  • government reports
  • white papers
  • theses
  • dissertations
  • conference proceedings
  • pre-print journal articles

Grey literature is produced by researchers and practitioners in a field, and is an important component of a thorough literature review due to its depth and breadth, timeliness, flexibility, and open access.