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Online tutorial on the research process, including how to start your research and how to search and find sources.
In-depth guides on research terms and techniques and citation styles.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the term.
Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.
Grey literature is information produced outside of traditional publishing and distribution channels.
Reports, (research or annual reports)
urban plans, and so on.
Google is the easiest way to find Grey Literature like company reports.
Organizations such as businesses and charities along with Governments, regularly publish reports, white papers, statistics and other documents. Their intended audience could be the general public or stakeholders. These reports can be a key source for emerging research and alternative perspectives.
*However, these sources are not reviewed by peers and some are intended to promote the agenda /ideas of the organization.
Reports & publications from governmental and nongovernmental organizations
Technical reports and standards
Blogs and social media
Conference proceedings and abstracts
Thesis and dissertations
Current coverage of emerging issues
Local and Canadian content
Data and statistics
Personal and lived experiences
Different viewpoints from standard academic articles
The best place to start is with Google.
The following custom search boxes can help you find sources from Non-Government Organizations (NGO), International Government Organizations (IGO) and Governments.
NGO Search searches across hundreds non-governmental organization (NGO) websites.
IGO Search searches across International Government Organization websites.
Find Canadian Government Publications on the Web (from Carleton University )
Open Grey searches grey literature published in Europe
Catalog of U.S Government Publications is a finding tool for U.S government publications