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New: Global Policy and Grey Literature Database: Policy Commons

Published by Yolanda Koscielski
Good news - SFU Library now has access to a new database: Policy Commons!
Policy Commons is an international public policy database which curates grey literature from around the world.
Sample Criminology-related topics under which grey literature can be found, includes, for instance: criminal justice, crime prevention, computer crimes, organized crime, prisons, etc.
If you make useof the Public Policy Collection in the Canadian Electronic Library (now called Canada Commons) for your research, you make find this database useful as well.
In greater detail:
Policy Commons is a database that brings together grey literature -- reports, working papers, policy briefs, data sources, and media -- from NGOS, think tanks, and research centres around the world.  
This resource features:
This database eases discovery of materials that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to find on the open internet. Policy Commons links out to live documents on the web, and, critically, will display archived content when those links disappear. 
Reports are added on an ongoing basis: the database is highly current with hundreds of thousands of documents from 2021 and 2022. There is historical value to the contents, with some materials dating back to the early 20th century. However,  the bulk of content is post-2000.
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