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Art Education

Resources and tips for conducting research in Art Education

Find conference proceedings, standards, or other policy reports

Policy documents, reports, and conference proceedings are types of gray literatureGray literature is produced by governments, universities, corporations, think tanks, professional societies, and similar organizations. While it does not go through the same review or publishing process as scholarly books or journal, it is often written by researchers or practitioners in the field or discipline.

Where do I find reports, proceedings, and other "gray literature?"

Gray literature can be difficult to find, as it is (usually) not included in research databases. Consider these tips to help you find gray literature:

  • Search in one of the recommended databases below
  • Visit the websites of the government bodies, foundations, corporations, etc. that are likely to produce this kind of information
  • Try internet searches using relevant keywords (like "educational policy" or "common core") and "white paper"

Education policy websites