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Community Studies

Use the databases listed below to find scholarly articles. 

Note: There are over 100 CBU databases. Try searching for your topic in other areas of study, such as health, education, history, psychology, tourism,etc.  Browse the full list of databases or sort databases by subject. Example: Databases A-Z > Education. 

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What is Grey Literature?

Grey Literature comprises of information not easily obtained through conventional sources such as mainstream publishers and databases. It can be challenging to locate.  The World Wide Web provides a means for making this information more accessible. 
Grey literature is an important source of information. Though not scholarly, it is produced by researchers and practitioners. It's made available through government departments, universities, corporations, associations and societies, and professional organizations.

Grey literature can published as:

  • Technical reports
  • Pre-prints
  • Fact sheets
  • Standards
  • Working papers
  • Committee reports
  • Newsletters
  • Government documents
  • Conference proceedings
  • Theses
  • Pamphlets
  • Bulletins, etc.