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GOVT 301: Research Methods

This guide links to database and website recommendations to which will help you locate scholarship for your literature reviews.

Using Grey Literature in Research

Grey literature produced by think tanks, research institutes, and other policy organizations should be critically evaluated before. Your literature reviews should use peer-reviewed scholarly articles (look under Find Scholarly Articles for this type of literature). Policy reports might be relevant for some projects, but they should only be used as sources beyond your minimum required sources, and should be used cautiously. 

Where to Search for Research Reports