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Grey_Guide - PUblication MAnagement. Tips for finding hidden business resources - Bates InfoTips. Finding so-called “grey literature” — material from publications not produced by commercial publishers — has always been a challenge for researchers. The most valuable grey literature is often not easily retrieved through a simple query in a search engine; it resides inside a specialized database, buried deep within an association’s web site, or is simply not ranked as relevant by a search engine’s algorithm. The problem of finding grey literature is not new; research on and discussion about grey lit in the STM field has been going on for years (see, for example, the International Conference on Grey Literature, which has been meeting since 1993).

More recently, business researchers are finding that sometimes non-traditional resources have the best — or only — information on a narrow topic or current issue. Following are some of the tricks I use for finding hidden or grey-lit business resources. Think like a detective. Start with a libguide. Look for more of the good stuff. Home - Grey Literature - LibGuides at University of Wyoming. Grey literature refers to any literature that is not a book or content within a journal or magazine and not published by commercial publishers. Usually these sources are not indexed or cataloged, and may be part of the "Deep Web" meaning they cannot be found easily with a web browser. These publications might be conference proceedings, government documents, internally published studies, and other similar forms of documents created by government, academic, organizational and business entities. Assessing Grey Literature is as important as evaluating any other source from published literature or from the Web.

Use these tools to help you determine the credibility of sources: CRAAP Test: Currency Reliability Authority Accuracy Purpose/Point of View AACODS Framework (click on Checklist: Grey Literature) Authority Accuracy Coverage Objectivity Date Significance Most of the sources in this guide are from: Bonato, S. Gray Literature DB, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark. for Science - Government Science Portal.

Search OpenGrey. Official Guide to Government Information and Services | PQDT Open. The DART-Europe E-theses Portal. Open Data Inception - A Comprehensive List of 1600+ Open Data Portals in the World. Maps & Geographic Data. Digital Bodleian. Master's Theses | University of Connecticut Graduate School | University of Connecticut.

Follow index Submissions from 2014 2014 Prescription Opioid Abuse: A Gateway to Abuse of Other Prescription Medications? , CHRISTIAN ACHARTE WMOST Case Study for UConn’s Storrs Campus to Optimize Water Purchases from Connecticut Water Company, Joseph D. Experimental Investigations of the Combination of a Heat Pipe with Metal Foam or Foils for Enhancing Heat Transfer during the Melting and Solidification of a Phase Change Material (PCM) for Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Applications, Michael J. Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Root and Alveolar Ridge Width of Maxillary Lateral Incisors in Patients with Unilateral Agenesis, Sharifah AlRushaid An Exploration of Short-Term Vehicle Usage Decisions, Jaime R. Plant Invasion Along an Urban-to-Rural Gradient, Carolyn O. The Effects of Various Frequencies of Low-Level Mechanical Vibration on Retention in an Orthodontic Relapse Model in Mice, Amir H. Experimental Peri-Implant Mucositis in Humans. SDSU Theses and Dissertations. Open Access Theses | Theses and Dissertations | Purdue University.

Theses from 2013 2013 A Pulsed Jet for Generation of Turbulent Spots in a Mach 6 Boundary Layer, Andrew Daniel Abney The Influence of the Tibetan Plateau Elevation on the Global and Asian Monsoons, Rene Paul Acosta A Framework for Coordinating Water Distribution System and Pavement Infrastructure M&R Based on LCCA, Majed Fedhi Alinizzi Statistical And Visual Analysis Of Spatio-Temporal Dynamics Of Dengue Fever Epidemic, Amana Arshad Decision Support for Reducing 30-Day Readmissions: General Medicine Patients in Community Hospitals, Ramez Labib Ayoub Age-Related Changes to the Production of Linguistic Prosody, Daniel Richard Barnes Adaptive Nonlinear Control for Autonomous Ground Vehicles, William Spencer Black Swat Model Simulation of Bioenergy Crop Impacts in a Tile-Drained Watershed, Chelsie Marie Werling Boles A Study of Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation Models in American Schools, Lacey Bowman Techniques to Complete an Aircraft Appraisal, Cory Ryan Brewer.

State Agency Databases - GODORT. In every US State and the District of Columbia, agencies are creating databases of useful information - information on businesses, licensed professionals, plots of land, even dates of fish stocking. Some of this content is available on search engines, but much of it is part of the invisible web. Since July 2007, librarians and other government information specialists have been working on identifying and annotating these databases in one place. We've chased across fifty state web sites so you don't have to! ALA RUSA named this site one of its Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2012!! Information here changes from time to time.

Check out our last seven days' or 14 days' worth of activity. Another parallel project of note is the State Blue Books and Encyclopedias project. If you have questions about this project, please contact: Daniel Cornwall, SADATFS Project Coordinator State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States SADATFS Volunteer Guide for prospective and current volunteers. Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self Defense System. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

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Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room.® - Learn About Integrating with USPS APIs. POW/MIA Databases & Documents (Federal Research Division: Customized Research and Analytical Services, Library of Congress) In December 1991, Congress enacted Public Law 102-190, commonly referred to as the McCain Bill. The statute requires the Secretary of Defense to make available to the public--in a "library like setting"--all information relating to the treatment, location, and/or condition (T-L-C) of United States personnel who are unaccounted-for from the Vietnam War. The facility chosen to receive this information was the Library of Congress (LoC). The Federal Research Division (FRD) created the PWMIA Database, the online index to those documents. The microfilmed documents themselves are available at the Library of Congress or borrowed through local libraries.

In March 1992, the U.S. – Russia Joint Commission on POWs and MIAs (USRJC) was established by direction of the Presidents of the United States and the Russian Federation to serve as a forum through which both nations seek to determine the fate of their missing servicemen. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Penn World Tables 6.3. (189 countries, 1950-2007, 2005 as base year) The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2007. The European Union or the OECD provide more detailed purchasing power and real product estimates for their countries and the World Bank makes current price estimates for most PWT countries at the GDP level.

Please note that CHASS only provides access to the data; we are not involved in the collection or maintenance of the data. Please cite the data as follows: Alan Heston, Robert Summers and Bettina Aten, Penn World Table Version 6.3, Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices at the University of Pennsylvania, August 2009. Starting Points: Alphabetical List of Countries PWT 6.3 / National Accounts Alphabetical List of Countries PWT Previous editions Other Resources. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Search Copyright Records. Notices of Restored Copyrights In 1996, copyright was automatically restored in certain foreign works that were then in the public domain in the United States but were protected by copyright or neighboring rights in the source country.

Read More Online Service Providers The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, signed into law on October 28, 1998, amended the United States Copyright Act, Title 17 of the U.S. Code, to provide in part certain limitations on the liability of online service providers (OSPs) for copyright infringement. Read More Request a Search Estimate The U.S. Read More Vessel Registration The Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, title 17, Chapter 13 of the United States Code, was signed into law on October 28, 1998, providing for protection for original designs of vessel hulls. Read More How is a copyright different from a patent or a trademark? Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries. The best EDGAR online database of Securities and Exchange Commission filings & IPOs. Salary Wizard- Do you know what you're worth? Free Economic Data | Economic, Financial, and Demographic Data.

Finding and downloading economic data have never been this fast, simple or free! Dismal Scientist Relevant, easy-to-understand global economic information in real time "Fifteen minutes with Dismal saves you three hours... " Pete Gioia U.S. Metro Area Reports In-depth analysis, data and outlooks for 387 metropolitan areas. About FreeLunch.comMoody's Analytics is the web's best source of free economic data. EarthExplorer. Getty Search Gateway Home. The National Academies Press.

Forrester Research. Research & Outlook. Entire CGP Catalog - Basic Search: Full Catalog. Open Data Catalog (Index) This catalog is created and maintained through the efforts of OpenGeoCode.Org and Crowdsourcing. If you'd like to contribute, email your list of open data portals to:, or post the submission here: Download Catalog as CSV file (CC0) Data Portal Transparency Portal GIS/Gazetteer Census/Demographics Climate Health Education Commerce Agriculture/Food All List View | Map View United Nations Division European Union Project Academic NGO International Organizations NGO Private United States Federal State Valley County Borough County Borough City Academic Private NGO Canada Federal Province Territory Regional Municipality District County City Private United Kingdom Federal Country Metro County Borough Council County District City County City Academic Private Australia Federal Territory State Region City Private Afghanistan Federal NGO Aland Islands Federal Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Federal City Private Armenia Austria Azerbaijan.

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Newspapers. US Newspapers Online News Headlines, World News, Current Events. Thousands of Online Newspapers on the Web : World Newspaper Directory : Listed on Famous Biographies & TV Shows. !!Polysearch - Biographies. These are edited, collective, searchable and substantial biography collections in the genres needed the most often by most users.

I know that there are many others which don't meet the above criteria but are useful. I'll consider them for another group. Soon I will post an Encyclopedia PolySearch Engine which will offer -as a bonus- many biographical articles. Use the last name alone for fairly unique names (Updike, Kahanamoku). Select no more collections than 4 (vertical tiles) or 6 (horizontal tiles) at the same time.

Choosing collections, so don't choose White House, when searching for, say, the Indigo Girls. Don't use truncation, Boolean and other operators on this template. Thanks to Daniel Nishimura for help in customizing the original script which was designed for metasearching Web-wide search engines. WeatherDB | A Research Engine. FindTheData | A Research Engine. Patent Miner. Statemaster - US Statistics, State Comparisons. African Statistics on the Internet. HuriSearch. General Digital Collections.

News Archives. Official Site :: Academic Dissertation Publishers & Free Abstract Database. MIT Theses. This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries' catalog. MIT's DSpace contains more than 40,000 theses completed at MIT dating as far back as the mid 1800's. Theses in this collection have been scanned by Document Services or submitted in electronic format by thesis authors.

If you have questions about MIT theses in DSpace, contact Document Services. If you are a recent MIT graduate and would like to add your thesis to the theses in DSpace, see Add Your Thesis to MIT's DSpace for instructions. MIT theses are protected by copyright. Finding the dissertation or thesis you need. The DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP) Official Site :: Academic Dissertation Publishers & Free Abstract Database.

Zanran Numerical Data Search. OpenGrey. OATD – Open Access Theses and Dissertations. Search Engines:Grey Literature - Topical Search Wiki. From Topical Search Wiki General OpenGrey – multidisciplinary European database of grey literature. National Technical Information Service (NTIS) – search in NTIS reports. Zanran – A search engine for data and statistic documents. Academic The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) – An experts handpicked catalog of academic materials. Patents Search Specialized Directories GreySource Index – A Selection of Web-based Resources in Grey Literature Related Pages News External Links References. Grey Literature Strategies |