The Grey Lit Café

Welcome to the Grey Lit Café

March 08, 2022 Anthony Haynes Season 1 Episode 1
The Grey Lit Café
Welcome to the Grey Lit Café
Show Notes

We kick off our podcast by asking; what is grey literature? why does it matter? and why Grey Lit Café?

This episode features co-hosts, Engy Moussa and Anthony Haynes.


[Mentioned at about 04:30]  Research communication and grey literature: a rising tide:

[Mentioned at about 11:03] The website of GreyNet: 

Further readings on grey literature:

  • [Book] Sarah Bonato, Searching the grey literature: a handbook for searching reports, working papers, and other unpublished research, London: Rowman & Littlefield (2018)
  • {Book] Dominic J. Farace and Joachim Schöpfel (ed), Grey literature in library and information studies,  Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG (2010).  
  • [Journal paper] Amanda Lawrence, 'Influence seekers: the production of grey literature for policy and practice' Information services & use, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 389-403, 201 (2017). DOI: 10.3233/ISU-170857.
  • [Discussion paper] Amanda Lawrence et al., 'Where is the evidence? Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice', Swinburne Institute for Social Research (2014). DOI: 10.4225/50/5580B1E02DAF9.


  • Sound production: Bart Hallmark
  • Music: from Handel's Water Music, courtesy of the United States Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra

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