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Website Evaluation: Grey Literature & Trusted Sites

Evaluating Information on Websites

Grey Literature

What is Grey Literature?

Grey Literature ...deals with the production, distribution, and access to multiple document types produced on all levels of government, academics, business, and organization in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing, i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body. (source: http://www.greynet.org/home/aboutgreynet.html)

Can I trust this site?

ipl2.org - Internet Public Librarian is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

libguides.com - Springshare developed LibGuides as an easy-to-use format for resource guides that is now used by a community of librarians, of both public and private libraries, including school, college, university, and special libraries. 

ODP - Open Directory is the most widely distributed data base of Web content classified by humans.  Its editorial standards body of net-citizens provide the collective brain behind resource discovery on the Web.  The Open Directory powers the core directory services for the Web's largest and most popular search engines and portals, including Netscape Search, AOL Search, Google, Lycos, HotBot, DirectHit, and hundreds of others.

ProCon.org - ProCon's mission is to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.

WWW Virtual Library - WWW Virtual Library is a frequently updated Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of current information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics.