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Grey Literature

What is Grey Literature?

Grey Literature is a field in library and Information science that deals with the production, distribution, and access to multiple document types produced on all levels of government, academia, business, and organization in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body. Our purpose is to direct you to health sciences focused literature that might otherwise be lost because it is not indexed in our commonly used tools such as PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, etc.

Conference Proceedings

Abstracts, poster presentations, and presented papers are considered grey literature because they may never be seen other than by those who attended the conference. However, they can be a good source of information about studies, particularly studies that never made it to publication.

Grey Literature Databases

Global & Regional Indexes


Research Registers

Other Resources