PsycEXTRA

Gray Literature

PsycEXTRA is the premier resource for information and data for cutting-edge research and practice in the behavioral and social sciences. It is also an archive of gray literature that documents the development of psychology. Gray literature is material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Documents include conference papers and proceedings, policy statements, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more.

In PsycEXTRA, you can browse by topicyearauthordocument type, or content owner.

By Topic gives you a list of subject areas. Click on the topic you are interested in for a list of relevant documents.

By Year takes you to a list of years.

  • Click on the year.
  • Browse the list of items published in that year.
  • Click on the title to view the full record or the full-text of the document, if available.

By Author gives you a list of items in the PsycEXTRA database arranged alphabetically by author.

  • Browse the list of items.
  • Click on the title to view the full record, or the full-text of the document, if available.

By Document Type gives you a list of literature by the type of document it is. Document types are

amicus brief multimedia
bibliography patent
blog periodical: journal
brochure/fact sheet periodical: magazine
clinical trial periodical: newsletter
conference: abstract periodical: newspaper
conference: presentation press release
conference: program report
curriculum report: administrative
data report: summary
directory speech/interview/oral history
dissertation/thesis standard/guideline
grant testimony
legislation web article
monograph  
  • Click on the document type.
  • Browse the list of titles.
  • From this list you can choose to view the full record of full-text of the item, if available.

By Content Owner gives you a list of items in the PsycEXTRA database arranged alphabetically by content owner. Content owners are organizations that published the documents included in PsycEXTRA. Examples of content owners are the US Department of Labor, the National Council for Problem Gambling, the RAND Corporation, regional and state psychological associations, APA Divisions, the United Kingdom, the Australian government, Stockholm University, and many more. You can find the complete list of content owners on the APA website.

For example, to access gray literature published by the Oregon Research Institute, type “Oregon Research Institute” in the Jump To box. You will get a list of all the records published by the Oregon Research Institute. You can select any records from the list to view the full record or full-text document, if available.