Grey literature is produced outside of academic and commercial publishers. It includes materials such as conference proceedings, occasional and working papers, policy papers and briefs, hearings, reports, and more.
This resource provides access to millions of digitized titles that are in the public domain. Use it to locate historic or primary source materials, including government information and reports. TIP: Search for a key idea related to your topic and then use the option at the left to narrow by DATE and AUTHOR (look for government agencies).
This resource presents full-text reports examining government policy and current issues. Each report includes historical context, recent news and developments, statistics, arguments from opposing sides of the debate, and bibliographic references to related sources. Topics include politics, economics, law, media and more.
The Pew Research Center conducts numerous polls on US Politics and Policy, Social Trends, Media, and Global issues. They publish extensive reports and include detailed information on their methodology and researchers. They also provide users who register for a free account access to their datasets.
This resource has data holdings that encompass a range of academic disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, history, economics, international relations, gerontology, public health, criminal justice, and education. Data collections consist of raw data files and code-books. Data sets can be downloaded directly to a user's computer for use with statistical software.