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Grey Literature for the Health Sciences

This guide provides some useful sources of grey literature in the health sciences, including tips on how to find it.

What is Grey Literature


Source: Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL '99) in Washington, DC, Oct 1999

What is it?

Grey Literature is sourced outside the established domain of commercial publishing. It can be produced by a variety of sources including government, industry, business, NGOs, peak bodies, individuals, special interest groups and many others in a multitude of formats. 

How do I find it?
Finding grey literature requires a mixed approach to searching that involves searching some databases, using search engines as well as browsing websites and other materials that are relevant to the research area of interest.  See the tab searching for Grey Literature for tips on how to effectively search for grey literature.