Because the genre of Gray Literature encompasses an almost infinite number of topics in a wide range of formats, there is no uniform search strategy that will be effective across all subject areas. However, here are a few tips to help get you started with a gray literature search:
The reason for asking yourself "who cares?" is to get you thinking about agencies, organizations, and associations with an interest in the subject at hand, i.e., stakeholders with information to distribute, an agenda to promote, an issue to publicize, or a cause to support. Examples include:
If you need some ideas to help you get going, you may find these lists helpful:
DIRLINE The National Library of Medicine's directory of health organizations
A list of U.S. government policy-making agencies created by Kaiseredu.org
Also from Kaiseredu.org, a list of global health organizations.
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