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Grey Literature

Grey literature databases identify resources that are key to research and scholarship. Many are open resources that go through a quality control process before they are published.

Definitions are scholarly dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks that help define terms and provide additional context. 

  Dictionary of Biology (2019) Plant Sciences (2019) Zoology (2020) Ecology (2015) Environment & Conservation (2017)

  Cell & Molecular Biology (2013)

  Encyclopedia of Ecology (2019)

  Encyclopedia of Environmental Change (2014)

  Encyclopedia of Life (current)

Patents are legal documents issued by a national or international patent agency that document an intellectual property to an exclusive invention, product or process 

Standards are important documents that define a set of technical definitions, specifications, and guidelines for a product, process, or guideline.

Occupational Health and Safety information is essential to dealing with injuries, accidents, government and regulatory information.

Theses and Dissertations are important unpublished resources granted and retained by universities as capstone projects, these, and dissertations.

Open Education Resources (OERs) are digital ebooks and learning objects that can be used as open textbooks on a wide variety of general and disciplinary subjects.