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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Grey Literature

This guide will help students and faculty locate library resources and websites related to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) topics.

What is Grey Literature?

Grey Literature are non-conventional publications. These can include, but are not limited to, the following types of materials:

  • Reports (advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, market research reports, etc.)
  • Theses
  • Conference proceedings
  • Bibliographies
  • Technical specifications/standards
  • Official documents not published commercially (government reports).

Because of the non-conventional nature of grey literature, it can be difficult to locate and obtain. Often, grey literature is not indexed or included in conventional databases. Because of this, it must be sought out, generally on the web, but sometimes directly from the researchers or organizations producing the materials.

General Sources for Grey Literature

If you would like to find more specific sources for clinical-, drug-, or data-related grey literature, take a look at our Grey Literature LibGuide.