Grey literature falls outside of material published by commercial publishers and can provide valuable information. For example; university theses, conference proceedings, government documents, reports and policy statements.
Discover and access New Zealand’s most comprehensive selection of research papers and related resources. This site include peer-reviewed and other research from universities, polytechnics, and research organisations throughout New Zealand.
Use the Rauru Whakarare Evaluation Framework to evaluate your information sources. The concepts are woven together showing research is not a linear process. Use the questions under each concept on page 2 to help you evaluate the orokohanga (origins), mana (authority), whakapapa (background), māramatanga (content) and aronga (lens).
Searching the Grey Literature discuss different aspects of grey literature, including an introduction to grey literature, the value of grey literature, search sources for grey literature and how to conduct needs assessment before beginning a grey literature search. Search techniques for identifying grey literature documents, selecting and evaluating grey literature search sources and best searching practices are also discussed in detail.