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English - Technical Writing: Google Searching

Grey Literature

The following LibGuide is from California State University', Pollak Library website about grey literature.

Examples of grey literature: for more see the GreyNet International: Document Types in Grey Literature link below:

  • reports
  • conference papers, posters or proceedings
  • policy documents
  • preprints
  • data sets
  • standards
  • translations
  • clinical trial data
  • factsheets
  • dissertations
  • committee reports

Example Google Scholar Search

Example searches in Google Scholar: 

"cloud computing" and privacy filetype:pdf


"cloud computing" and "security threats" filteype:pdf


"video game design" and "computer programming" filetype:pdf


"fish reproduction" and fathead minnow filetype:pdf


"Shakespeare play" and "physical violence" filetype:pdf

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