Management, sources, and ways of access to the IISL Grey Literature Collection

Conference object English OPEN
Munoz Moya, Elvira (IISL) ; GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service (1998)
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : GreyNet, 1998
  • Subject: 05B - Information science, librarianship | IISL | Sociology | Law

Our grey literature collection covers the broad area of the Sociology of Law and we hold more than 3.000 documents, which are mainly in English but also in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and other languages. Most of them have been written over the last 30 years, with most from the last ten (the age of our Institute). Countries of origin are mainly from North America and Western Europe, the geographical areas where the Sociology of Law and Sociological Studies are more developed. But we also have an interesting set of materials coming from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Australasia and Africa. Members of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law and other close institutions are our main source of Grey literature, besides those authors attending our own workshops, Master courses, and similar Institute activities. Our documentation can be searched by words in title, abstract or full text of the bibliographic reference, authors' names, and, to avoid "noise", by keywords. All our documents have been analyzed and classified. We deal in that way with papers, workshops materials, working papers, reports, dissertations, Ph.D. Theses, and other unpublished materials. Keywords have been given in English for the sake of our users. This literature is not freely accessed as are journals and books. In 1994, our Library and Centre of Documentation published a small work: the "List of Key Words in the Sociology of Law = Lista de Descriptores de Sociologia Juridica" as a search tool for our both databases. Late in 1996, we have included a search request form in our Web homepage, that has been very much appreciated by our users. Includes : Conference preprint, Pratt student commentary XA International
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