When searching the literature you should aim to be as comprehensive as possible. This includes knowing where to search.
There are also other databases available and many of these are subject specific. To locate databases relevant to your research area you can consult the Library's Subject Guides or book a Research Consultation with a librarian.
If looking for these specific types of material the Library has online guides to assist you.
Finding a completed thesis in a related topic to your research, for example, is recommended.
You may find it useful to look at other completed RMIT theses available from the Research Repository.
Grey literature is material not commercially or conventionally published. It is produced by government, academics, business and industry, in both print and electronic formats. Examples include: conference papers, theses, fact sheets, maps, research in progress, government reports, statistics, etc.
Grey literature does not go through the same peer-review process as a commercial publication, so it's important to check it for quality. Evaluate it like any other material. To do this: