We know that different disciplines display different behaviors and distribution as well as citation patterns for various types of research outputs.
The most important or very important resources used [by policy workers] are reports (81%), journal articles (75%), discussion papers (69%), briefings, reviews and guides (66%), and data sets (61%). **Houghton, L.A., Thomas, J., & Weldon, P. (2014). Where is the evidence: Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice. Melbourne: Swinburne Institute for Social Research. Retrieved from http://apo.org.au/research/where-evidence-realising-value-grey-literature-public-policy-and-practice **
I want to track the impact for a prominent report (government or technical), working paper, research briefing or other grey literature. What can I do and where can I go to collect evidence to illustrate the impact of our work? We will present a case study to show how some of the additional resources have been used to collect this kinds of evidence. Adapt this case study to your specific context. Contact XXX is you want to....
The suggestions below could be used to supplement the finding from traditional sources such as Web of Science (SSCI), Scopus, Google Scholar and now Altmetric for institutions discussed elsewhere in this guide.