The GrayLIT Network is a portal for technical report information generated through federally funded research and development projects. Developed by the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), in collaboration with DOD/DTIC, NASA, and EPA, the unique cross-searching capability called Distributed Explorer has been applied to some of OSTI's other major Web sites, including the EnergyFiles Virtual Library, the E-print Network and Federal R&D Project Summaries . Each of these sites applies the Distributed Explorer tool in a slightly different manner based on the unique attributes of site content. Since the GrayLIT Network search utilizes the capability of each individual site search, results may vary. For example, in the case of the DOE Information Bridge, the full text of each technical report is searched and the results are returned accordingly. In some of the other full-text databases only the bibliographic information is searched at the site. In these cases, the full text is accessible and may be downloaded. This has been added to Academic Resources 2004 Internet MiniGuide.
as a big proponent of the study and analysis of grey literature, i think this is great. grey literature is some of the most interesting and strange science and technology literature around and it is very revealing as to the interests of small populations and their interests.